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Astros outfielder Jason Michaels breaks hand on diving catch

Sep 14, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

Jason Michaels, Dioner Navarro AP

Astros outfielder Jason Michaels is done for the season after breaking his left hand making a diving catch last night.

Steve Campbell of the Houston Chronicle reports that Michaels “is scheduled for surgery today to repair a displaced fracture of the fourth left metacarpal bone.”

Michaels has spent a decade in the majors despite logging more than 350 plate appearances just once, way back in 2006 for the Indians, but at age 35 and coming off a .199 batting average his days as a solid fourth outfielder and platoon starter may be over.

  1. phukyouk - Sep 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    in 20 yrs when the ‘Stros look back at the 2011 season they will pinpoint this as being the reason that they did not make the postseason

    • purnellmeagrejr - Sep 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM

      clever – people who comment on sports are much wittier than people who comment on politics.

      • JBerardi - Sep 14, 2011 at 4:05 PM

        You’re clearly not reading the right political commentators.

  2. purnellmeagrejr - Sep 14, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    I forget who the phrase “Twilight of a mediocre career” was originally said about but if this guy had been a little better it could have been him.

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