Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President and General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced on Friday that catcher Mike Zunino, whom the Mariners called up just a short while ago, will be put in the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. It’s expected that he’ll miss six weeks. The injury was sustained on Thursday when Zunino took a foul tip off his wrist in the fifth inning of Seattle’s 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.
When Zunino spoke after the game on Thursday, he seemed confident that he wouldn’t miss much time:
I took a foul ball off there and it got me in the right spot. I will get re-evaluated in the morning. I’m feeling better already. We’ll just take it day by day.
Ive taken balls off me everywhere in the last couple days. But this one sort of got me in the same spot and sort of re-aggravated it a little bit. But it’s not too bad (Mariners.com)
Zunino has played in 29 games for the Mariners so far this season, batting .242 with 2 home runs and 10 RBI. He’d been on a mini hot-streak before the injury, hitting .324 with 6 RBI and 7 walks in his last 11 games.