Oakland Athletics left-hander Jesus Luzardo will be out indefinitely after breaking the pinkie on his throwing hand while playing a video game before his scheduled start Saturday.
Luzardo underwent an X-ray, which revealed a hairline fracture in his left hand. He was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday. A’s manager Bob Melvin told reporters he didn’t know how long Luzardo would be out or whether he would need a cast or splint on the finger. “Before [Saturday’s] game, he was playing a video game and accidentally bumped his hand on the desk as he was playing the game,” Melvin said. “He came in, was a little bit sore, training staff checked him out. We threw him in the cage before he went out there, watched him warm up. He was comfortable pitching, the training staff was comfortable with him pitching. After the game, we got an X-ray and there was a hairline in the pinkie finger. It just depends on how it heals and how it responds. As you would expect, it was a little bit worse today, a little bit puffier today, but really have no idea on a timetable yet.”
The 23-year-old Luzardo has a 1-3 record and 5.79 ERA over six starts this season.
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