The sound of a Kerry Wood fastball hitting Starlin Castro near his right wrist caused a momentary scare Monday at Fitch Park.

Castro walked out of the cage in obvious pain, holding his right hand. Afterward, he showed off a red welt on his forearm but said he was OK.

"I was never scared," he said. "I'm only scared if it hits me in the head."

Wood came over to check on Castro and apologize. The two later hugged.

"I wasn't there to witness it, but it sounded a little more scary," manager Dale Sveum said. "He stepped right in and did all his drills after that. It was almost like he didn't get hit."