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Boston’s Ryan Sweeney injures hand while punching door

Jul 30, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT

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Just when Boston’s season couldn’t get any stupider…

Ryan Sweeney left Monday’s game after punching a door in frustration and will undergo X-rays on his left hand on Tuesday.

Sweeney was a trade candidate for the Red Sox, and though no deal was believed close, they were still discussing him with teams, including the Reds, according to’s Sean McAdam. He’s hit .260/.303/.373 in 204 at-bats for Boston this season.

If Sweeney is diagnosed with a break, there’s a good chance the Red Sox will refuse to pay him while he’s out. He’s making $1.75 million this season.

  1. butchhuskey - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    In 2004, Carl Pavano punched a wall and injured his hand. Now this year Hanley Ramirez punches a ceiling fan and Ryan Sweeney hurts himself punching a door. The moral of the story is that baseball players should stop punching things

    • Matthew Pouliot - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:46 AM

      And Nick Hagadone this year.

  2. taxed00 - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    He’s obviously aware that you can’t trade a player on the DL. Touche, Sweeney.

    • Matthew Pouliot - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:47 AM

      You can, it just doesn’t happen very often. But the Braves did it tonight with Vizcaino, and the Cubs might do it tomorrow with Garza.

      • foreverchipper10 - Jul 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM

        Well, this answers my question in the trade article. Thanks.

  3. willclarkgameface - Jul 31, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Another dink on the Red Sox. Go figure.

  4. drewzducks - Jul 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Hardest hit he’s had all year.

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