Yankees LHP Zack Britton was diagnosed with a bruised right wrist Wednesday, after getting hit by a line drive during his live BP session.
X-rays and a CT scan were negative, the team said. The injury occurred after Eric Kratz laced a pitch right back at him.
The Yankees can breathe a sign of relief now that one of their key back-end bullpen pieces didn't suffer a severe injury. Britton is normally the Yankees' set-up man to Aroldis Chapman, and he played well in that role last season with a 1.91 ERA over 66 appearances.
But it's yet another injury situation the Yankees are dealing with this spring. Aaron Judge has a stress fracture in his rib. Giancarlo Stanton is still dealing with a calf strain. Gary Sanchez' back was bothering him before he got the flu. James Paxton will be out for the first few months after removing a cyst from his lower back. And Luis Severino has been lost for the season with Tommy John surgery.