Adam Dunn hit 40 home runs last season. He drove in 101 runs, scored 107 runs and walked 114 times -- all with a broken right hand.
"He broke his hand twice last year and wouldn't let us X-ray it because he wanted to play," said Narron.
When Dunn was asked about it, he uttered a profanity and said, "He isn't supposed to be talking about that. It was not that big of a deal."
Asked how long the hand hurt, Dunn said, "What time is it now?"
So, it still hurts.
"Yeah, I had it checked this week and the doctor said I should put a splint on it, but the heck with that," said the man who takes over first base for the Cincinnati Reds this year.
I've broken my thumb before, same sort of thing, a hairline fracture, and I have no clue how Dunn played. For at least the first couple of weeks the pain is constant and nagging, and it's hard to grip anything.
It's impressive, but I'm not really as pleased that Dunn isn't listening to his doctors. If his hand bothers him this year then it's going to be tough to think anything but that he's brought it on himself.
Update: The Reds are now saying that Dunn's hand is fine and any suggestion otherwise is 100 percent not true. Interesting, not sure what this says about Hal McCoy.