Young day-to-day after plunking
Nationals first baseman injured Sunday in bunting mishap
VIERA, Fla. -- An X-ray of Dmitri Young's left hand on Monday showed no fractures. The first baseman has a left ring finger contusion and is listed as day-to-day.
On Sunday, Young, 35, was attempting to bunt when a ball from the pitching machine hit two of his fingers.
Young, who will make $5 million in 2009, is not on the Nationals' 40-man roster, but is trying to make the team as a reserve.
After representing Washington in the 2007 All-Star Game, Young battled injuries in '08 and played in just 50 games, hitting .280 with four homers.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.