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Phegley injures finger on foul; X-rays negative

Phegley injures finger on foul; X-rays negative

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Phegley injures finger on foul; X-rays negative

PHILADELPHIA -- White Sox catcher Josh Phegley exited Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies in 10 innings after taking a foul ball off of his right index finger during a Kevin Frandsen at-bat in the bottom of the ninth.

Phegley shook his hand loose after contact and briefly walked toward pitcher Nate Jones in an attempt to let the pain subside. But Phegley was walking off the field as White Sox head athletic trainer Herm Schneider and manager Robin Ventura were walking on the field to check on him. Phegley, who delivered the game-tying hit with two outs in the ninth off closer Jonathan Papelbon, was replaced by Tyler Flowers.

"It kind of caught him on his pointer finger," Ventura said. "But it didn't look good. There's no question to taking him out."

"That ball got me pretty square right on the finger and hurt pretty good immediately," Phegley said. "I looked down and saw a bump that didn't look normal, so I thought maybe something was sticking out, which shouldn't have been sticking out."

X-rays taken at Citizens Bank Park were negative, according to Phegley, with his hope being that the soft tissue swelled up after contact. He plans to be back on the field when the White Sox resume play at home Friday against the Braves.

"It's unfortunate, but fortunate that I'll have four days off to take care of it," Phegley said.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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