Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez breaks right thumb Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez broke his right thumb after getting hit by a pitch by Pittsburgh's Jameson Taillon Post to Facebook Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez breaks right thumb Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez broke his right thumb after getting hit by a pitch by Pittsburgh's Jameson Taillon Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2GLNWN2 Cancel Send A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez breaks right thumb AP Published 4:08 p.m. ET April 8, 2018 | Updated 6:00 p.m. ET April 8, 2018 Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez rounds second behind Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison after hitting a three-run-home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (Photo: The Associated Press) CONNECT COMMENT EMAIL MORE PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez broke his right thumb when he was hit by a pitch during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Suarez, who entered leading the Reds in RBIs, winced after a pitch from Jameson Taillon caught him on the right hand leading off the fourth inning. Suarez was tended to by trainers before taking first base, then was replaced in the bottom of the inning by Cliff Pennington. There was no immediate word on how long Suarez will be out. "I knew it was probably going to miss some time, when we went out and inspected it," Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said. "Immediately half the nail was turning different colors and there was bleeding around the thumb. I didn't anticipate the thumb being broken." Suarez is a vital part of Cincinnati's rebuilding process. The Reds signed him to a $66 million, seven-year contract in March. The 26-year-old has been one of the few bright spots in Cincinnati's tough start. He hit a three-run home run to complete a comeback win over the Pirates on Saturday night. Instead of going to Philadelphia with the rest of the team, he will head to Cincinnati to be re-examined. Price said the Reds will turn to Pennington or Phil Gosselin to fill in while Suarez recovers on the disabled list. "There's no way to sugarcoat it," Price said. "He's a big part of our ballclub. Looks like he was starting to warm up at the plate." ___ More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
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