Vincent sprains ankle in bullpen mishap

Vincent sprains ankle in bullpen mishap

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Reliever Nick Vincent was getting loose in the bullpen on Wednesday for a relief appearance against the Reds when he stepped on a ball in the bullpen area in Goodyear, Ariz.

The result was a sprained left ankle, leaving Vincent in a boot and on crutches. He later had an X-ray on the ankle, which was negative.

"That's good news," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Hopefully, he's a quick healer"

Vincent hasn't allowed a run in three relief appearances this spring. He hit one batter and didn't allow a hit in three innings with three strikeouts.