SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Andrew Susac's push for the Opening Day roster continues to be slowed by minor injuries.
Susac has missed several games because of an impingement in his right wrist and will get a cortisone shot. He got good news when X-Rays and an MRI came back clean.
Susac said the impingement is causing bones in his wrist to rub together, so he's dealing with some inflammation. He has dealt with the issue for about a year, but it got worse when he lost weight after missing several days early in camp because of a root canal and infection that gave him a 103 degree fever.
Susac hit .273 with three homers as a rookie and was the favorite to win the backup catcher job this spring. He hasn't lost much ground while sidelined, as Hector Sanchez has struggled at the plate.
Susac is wearing a wrist guard for now and will test the injury by catching bullpen sessions Monday. He's expected to return to game action soon.