Reds OF Billy Hamilton hurt while making catch

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is expected to miss a few games after hurting his hand making a diving catch Thursday night.

''Unfortunately, it's the same hand that he hurt in New York,'' manager Bryan Price said. ''We're optimistic that he'll only miss a day or two, but we won't know for a day or two.''

Hamilton sprained knuckles on his left hand on the first play of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers and left for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the first inning.

Carlos Gomez lined Homer Bailey's first pitch hard toward the gap in right-center field. Hamilton stretched all-out for the diving catch, landing hard on his left side. He grimaced and flexed his left wrist as he got up.

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