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Braves right-hander Huascar Ynoa has broken his pitching hand after punching a wall and is expected to miss “several months,” Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reports. For a team struggling to get out on the mound, this is not ideal.
Ynoa broke his right hand when he punched the dugout after exiting yesterday’s start. He’ll miss at least a couple months— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 17, 2021
Personally, I feel that athletes should have their contracts voided when this happens. You can’t show up to work, slam your head into a table because you didn’t do your job, and then expect a check when you have a concussion.
The 22-year-old Ynoa pitched 4 1/3 innings in the Braves’ 10-9 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Atlanta’s farm is thin as is, so we’ll see how they absorb the loss of their promising right-hander.
Braves starter Huascar Ynoa fractured his right hand yesterday after punching a dugout bench in frustration. He’s out indefinitely.— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) May 17, 2021
The 22-year-old right-hander owns a 3.02 ERA through 44.2 innings pitched this season. pic.twitter.com/szJqma9HO4
“No one feels worse than Huascar right now,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said post-game.
Probably not, Brian. I would say your team owner does now that he has to pay an employee who doesn’t do any work $555,000.