Cubs catcher Victor Caratini is subject to a CT scan open in his left hand, the club reports include Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times ( Twitter links ) after the game tonight. With x-rays showing a possible hamate fracture, it is fearful that Caratini may hit the shelf for a stretch.
Caratini evidently experienced a tin injury in the middle of what turned into a productive plate appearance. But this may be his last until the month of June. Hamate breaks usually come in less than a month or two.
Fortunately, this is usually a common injury for hitters that do not usually result in any type of long-term problem. But some believe that there is a lack of power for some time in the return of the player. And the Cubs are hardly trembling to go without Caratini for a reasonable stretch of length, though there is a good reason to think that he will still return at full speed in the middle of the season.
Although he did not receive much action as the reserve at Willson Contreras Caratini became a powerful start. With 1
While the Cubs shape at least one veteran backstop outside the offseason, their decision was over with Contreras and Caratini. There is not much in the way of being laid deep behind them, with Taylor Davis the only other 40-person option. More than Davis, Francisco Arcia is the only other backstop in the organization with MLB experience.