|Feb. 28 7:47 AM PT8:47 AM MT9:47 AM CT10:47 AM ET10:47 ET15:47 GMT23:47 8:47 AM MST10:47 AM EST11:17 AM VEN19:47 UAE9:47 AM CT-Gurriel had surgery on his left hand Wednesday and is expected to miss the start of the season.
Analysis: Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow says doctors removed part of the bone broken before Gurriel arrived at camp. The 33-year-old Gurriel hit .299 with 18 homers and 75 RBIs last year in his first full season in the majors. Gurriel appeared in one Grapefruit League game this spring, homering once in two at-bats. Normal recovery time is six weeks, which means Gurriel would miss the first two weeks of the season.
|Feb. 27 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET11:22 ET16:22 GMT0:22 9:22 AM MST11:22 AM EST11:52 AM VEN20:22 UAE10:22 AM CT-Gurriel has left spring training to return to Houston to have his left hand examined by the team doctor.
Analysis: Gurriel was scratched from Monday's game against the Marlins with what the team said was discomfort in his left wrist. Manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday the injury is actually to the hand, not the wrist. Hinch says he doesn't have much information about the injury. When asked if he were concerned, he said: ''We're concerned enough to send him back to Houston.'' Gurriel is entering his third season in the majors. Last season, he hit .299 with 18 homers and 75 RBIs.