Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks told reporters Thursday that his right wrist was fine after being examined by the team's medical staff, but he'll visit a wrist specialist to determine if more tests are needed.
Middlebrooks checked his swing in the first inning of Wednesday's exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles, and appeared to injure the same wrist he fractured Aug. 10, when he was hit by a pitch, ending his rookie season.
He will be fitted for a protective batting glove. He told reporters that the initial exam didn't reveal any structural damage and that the pain quickly subsided.
Middlebrooks batted .288 in 75 games as a rookie, with 15 homers and 54 RBIs.