There are still teams who’ve yet to have pitchers and catchers to report to their complexes and yet, we already have our first knucklehead injury of Spring Training.
So how did he suffer the injury? By catching his finger on a protective pitching net.
“We were doing some baseball drills, working out with ex-teammates,” he said Wednesday through interpreter Antony Suzuki. “I jumped for a ball, and unconsciously grabbed the netting (on a protective movable screen).
“My right (middle) finger got caught in the net, and I pulled it. I knew it was injured. I didn’t think it was a major thing. I rested my finger for about a week and started playing catch again, long toss as always.
“I thought it was good, but the pain didn’t go away.”
No, it’s not as bad as San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt missing time after stabbing himself while he attempted to separate frozen hamburger patties, but I’m sure this isn’t the last dumb injury we’ll have.