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#pounditMonday, December 6, 2021

Cardinals pitcher misses start after cutting finger on food tray

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Luke Weaver was unable to make his scheduled start on Sunday for a very strange reason.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Weaver cut the index finger on his pitching hand Saturday night in the clubhouse while trying to remove aluminum foil from a food tray. The Cardinals determined that the cut was bothersome enough that it wasn’t worth risking him pitching Sunday as scheduled.

Tyson Ross, a recent waiver claim from the San Diego Padres, was called upon to make his first start for the Cardinals instead. He wound up going six innings and allowed just two runs in an 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Baseball players are no strangers to weird food-related injuries. This one is still a bit unique by any standard. Weaver’s issue appears minor, and it looks like he won’t miss more than one start.

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