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Astros prospect fractures hand after punching door

Jul 14, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT

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Kids, don’t get into fights with inanimate objects.

According to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle, Astros prospect Jonathan Villar will be sidelined for the next six weeks after fracturing his right hand while punching a door between innings Friday evening at Double-A Corpus Christi.

Villar is scheduled to have surgery next week.

The 21-year-old shortstop was acquired from the Phillies in 2010 as part of a package for right-handed starter Roy Oswalt. A native of the Dominican Republic, he has registered a .261/.336/.396 slash line with 11 home runs, seven doubles and 50 RBI across 377 plate appearances this season at the Double-A level.

  1. gostros19 - Jul 14, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Damnit. nice september call up bro

  2. yahmule - Jul 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Ah, yes, punching inanimate objects in a futile display of anger. The man I was in my early 20s remembers it well.

  3. stex52 - Jul 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    So he can hit. Does he have any brains?

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