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Jose Quintana needed surgery for odd hand injury

The 2020 MLB season may be significantly shorter, but we are still getting a full year’s helping of bizarre player injuries.

The Chicago Cubs released a statement Thursday revealing that lefty pitcher Jose Quintana suffered a laceration on his throwing thumb while washing dishes at home. The injury required five stitches, and Quintana subsequently had the thumb surgically repaired after a lacerated digital sensory nerve was identified. He is expecting to resume throwing in two weeks.

The 31-year-old Quintana went 13-9 for the Cubs last season with a 4.68 ERA and 152 strikeouts in 32 appearances. He will be a free agent after the 2020 campaign, making his performance this season particularly crucial.

Quintana will probably be off dish duty for the foreseeable future, but at least he can take solace in knowing that the mishap was not nearly as embarrassing as this fellow pitcher’s food-related finger injury.

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