Rickey Henderson Suffers Skin Burn

Posted: August 15, 1993

Toronto Blue Jays leftfielder Rickey Henderson did not start yesterday's game against the Red Sox and may miss the rest of the weekend series because of a skin burn he received from an ice pack.

The lower outside part of Henderson's left foot was so sensitive before the game that he could not put any weight on the foot, said Toronto head trainer Tommy Craig.

Henderson, traded to the Blue Jays from Oakland on July 31, was getting treated for soreness in the left foot before Friday night's game when he accidentally rested his foot on a synthetic Ice Cold pack for about five minutes.

"It got kind of a little freezer burn," Craig said. "It's like if you touch a refrigerator and your finger sticks to it. It's just a freak accident."

* Toronto outfielder Turner Ward gave up his uniform number 24 to Henderson after Henderson paid him $25,000.

* The New York Yankees' catching combination of Mike Stanley and Matt Nokes have totaled 28 homers and 91 RBIs. The last Yankees catcher to hit 28 homers in a season was Elston Howard in 1962. Yogi Berra hit 30 in 1956.

* Texas' Rafael Palmeiro had his 30-game road-hitting streak snapped in the Rangers' 6-3 loss to Cleveland on Friday night.

* The Detroit Tigers scored two runs in a doubleheader loss at Milwaukee on Friday night after totaling 47 runs in their previous three games against Baltimore.

* Cincinnati rightfielder Reggie Sanders sprained his right ankle in batting practice Friday and was scratched from the lineup.

* The Montreal Expos have placed second baseman Delino DeShields on the 15- day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb.

* The Orioles placed reliever Gregg Olson (strained elbow ligament) and catcher Chris Hoiles (strained back muscle) on the 15-day disabled list on Friday.

* The count of Montreal first basemen in the post-Andres Galarraga era is 11. Last week, Randy Ready became the seventh player the Expos have used at first this season.

* Brett Butler, as the Dodgers got swept four straight by Colorado: "There are players that want to play and players who won't. There are some players that get upset when we lose. Other players who couldn't care less. Yes, this is the lowest point of the season."

* Seattle rookie reliever Brad Holman is home in Wichita, Kan., recovering

from the frightening line drive he took in the head last week. Holman, 25, suffered a bruised front sinus cavity. "It's probably a pitcher's worst nightmare," said Holman. "Although it's scary, it's not going to stop me

from pitching. If you're a carpenter and bust your finger, you've got to go to work the next day and hammer the nail."

* Texas Rangers manager Kevin Kennedy says the brawl between Nolan Ryan and White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura was a big reason the Rangers went 7-3 on a crucial homestand to stay in contention in the AL West. "Nolan Ryan got something started on this homestand, and it set the tone for the way we played."

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