The telltale nail - Part II
Forget trainers. The Jays need manicurists. A legion of the world's best manicurists.
First there was the unfortunate intersection between A.J. Burnett's pointin' finger and the door of a Range Rover. Now Scott Rolen has been undone for the start of the season by a short hopper.
Rolen messed up the middle finger on his right hand during morning fielding drills.
Apparently, a ball caught the slick fielding third baseman unawares, tearing off his fingernail and inflicting a 'non-displaced' fracture to the tip.
Rolen was in the clubhouse after the game with a nasty looking bandage on the finger. He's flying tonight to Baltimore tonight to see a hand specialist. There's no immediate prognosis, but the beginning of the season is obviously shot. Let's hope the nail grows back quicker than Burnett's (three months and counting).