ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds said it will take more than a painful foul ball off his left foot to keep him from playing in Friday’s American League wild-card playoff game against the Texas Rangers.
Reynolds fouled a ball off a bone in his left big toe in the fifth inning of the Orioles' 4-1 regular season finale loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, but he remained in the game. X-rays on Reynolds’ foot were negative and he expects to play Friday.
“No problem once you get under the lights and get a little adrenaline flowing,” Reynolds said. “We know how important this game is and I'm sure all the pain will go away."
Reynolds was walking around the visiting clubhouse at Rangers Ballpark with his foot wrapped and limping noticeably.
He landed on the disabled list with an oblique straight in May, but has played through biceps and hand injuries that were caused by being hit by pitches.