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Viciedo grateful thumb injury merely a jam

Viciedo grateful thumb injury merely a jam

Viciedo grateful thumb injury merely a jam

CHICAGO -- When Dayan Viciedo made a diving attempt at Robinson Cano's first-inning single on Monday, he knew immediately something was wrong with his left thumb.

"It was right at that moment," Viciedo said through a translator, White Sox director of public relations Lou Hernandez. "I just landed on it and I had some really bad thoughts going through my head, if you know what I mean. Luckily, nothing's broken. When I got back to the dugout, I couldn't close my glove, and that's when I realized there's something wrong here."

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X-rays taken on Viciedo's jammed thumb on Monday were negative. He didn't start Tuesday's contest against the Yankees but thought a return for Wednesday night's series finale was possible.

"Yeah, absolutely," Viciedo said. "It improved a lot from last night to now. Little by little, it's getting better.

"There's a little bit of swelling. Thank God there was no fracture. It was just a freak jamming, so the inflammation is there. They're doing some treatment on it to reduce the swelling and hopefully get me out there on the field as soon as possible."

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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