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.
Longhorns head coach Tom Herman said on Thursday that Foster fractured a bone in his hand hitting his car bumper. Someone apparently hit Foster’s car and didn’t leave a note, leading Foster to hit the bumper in anger.
Texas safety B.J. Foster fractured a bone in his hand after getting in a fight with his car bumper, according to Tom Herman.
Someone hit his car, didn't leave a note and he got angry.
Foster is entering his junior season for the Longhorns. He had 46 tackles in 2018 and 34 in 2019. He also has four sacks and two interceptions in his career. And hopefully he’ll be able to heal up without much of an issue.
The nationwide stay-at-home orders have led to some unforeseen hazards, which Texas Rangers pitcher James Jones learned the hard way this week.
TR Sullivan of MLB.com reported Thursday that Jones tore his right patellar tendon when he tripped on one of his son’s toys and fell. The 31-year-old has since undergone surgery and is expected to be out until spring training 2021.
Jones is on his third separate stint in the Rangers organization but has yet to see time for them at the big-league level. He previously played as an outfielder for the Seattle Mariners before transitioning full-time to pitching in 2016.
We have our first weird injury of the 2020 MLB season.
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a loose cartilage from his right shoulder, and he will be limited for the start of spring camp. The injury came as a result of an unspecified swimming pool injury.
The Reds announce that Eugenio Suárez had surgery Tuesday to remove loose cartilage in his right shoulder, an injury suffered recently in a swimming pool. Suárez's physical activity will be limited at the start of camp; he'll be ready to play toward the beginning of the season.
The lack of detail about how the injury came about only makes it more intriguing, but for now we’ll be left to imagine how Suarez hurt his shoulder in a swimming pool.
The Reds, who have made big moves ahead of the 2020 season, can’t really afford to lose Suarez to start the season. He was key to their offense last year, hitting .271 with 49 home runs. If the Reds contend like they hope to in 2020, he will be a big part of why.
According to multiple people who were informed of the incident, Cespedes has traps on his ranch for a variety of reasons, including to keep boars away from people. But one boar was removed from a trap — perhaps by Cespedes — and either charged toward Cespedes or startled him, causing Cespedes to step into a hole.
The Commissioners Office and Players Association got involved in the situation because the Mets wanted to withhold salary from Cespedes, feeling he may have violated terms of his contract with the way he got hurt. The two sides ended up agreeing to a salary adjustment for 2020. Cespedes has only played in 119 games since signing a 4-year, $110 million contract extension with the Mets prior to the 2017 season. 2020 will be his final year under contract with the team.
Charlotte Hornets rookie PJ Washington is out indefinitely with a fractured finger, and now he is revealing the strange way that he suffered the injury.
Speaking with reporters on Friday, the 21-year-old forward said that he was hurt when teammate Miles Bridges threw the ball at him after a five-second violation in last week’s win over the Chicago Bulls. Washington also joked that Bridges wasn’t particularly sorry about it, per Rod Boone of The Athletic.
PJ Washington said he hasn't been given a timetable for when he'll be able to return. Said he got injured when Miles threw the ball at him following a 5-second violation. Asked him if Miles said sorry. PJ said, "Nah, he just told me to catch the ball and I'm like." pic.twitter.com/NZ3PSTad7n
New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris has missed the last couple of games due to an unconventional reason.
Morris, who sat out losses to Boston and Milwaukee this week with a neck issue, told reporters on Wednesday that he suffered the injury last week when his 1-year-old son jumped on him, per Ian Begley of SportsNet New York. Morris added that he tried to play through the injury during a loss to Philadelphia on Friday, only for it to worsen.
The 30-year-old Morris, who signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Knicks this past summer, is averaging career-highs this season in points (18.7), rebounds (6.2), and blocks (0.6) per game.