Pirates’ Ke’Bryan Hayes Exits With A Hand/Wrist Injury On Opening Day Just Hours After Inking An Extension

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Just hours after agreeing to an eight-year, $70 million contract extension with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Ke’Bryan Hayes is down with an apparent hand injury. The 25-year-old third baseman took an uncomfortable tumble earlier in the inning that’s become much worse than anyone expected. Here’s the play:

Based on that footage, there’s not much there. A player that’s dealt with wrist injuries in the past, but by no means did this play look like anything dangerous. Unfortunately Hayes was forced out the game and baseball awaits a scan that’ll give us some information. Just sad to see the Pirates finally invest in a guy all for the player to go down three hours after signing his name on the dotted line.

Who knows — this could be a jammed wrist that tape could’ve save? We’ll all hope for the best.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. This might be the most Pittsburgh Pirates thing ever. The one time in the last 6-7 years they actually spend some money – either on a homegrown player or a free agent – and said player gets hurt on Opening Day.

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