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Sean Rodriguez latest numbskull to suffer broken hand

Aug 27, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

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Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez, who was sent down to Triple-A Durham earlier this month, is sidelined with a fractured right hand after punching a locker in frustration following Sunday’s Bulls game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

“Definitely the dumbest thing I’ve ever done,”” Rodriguez told Topkin. Rodriguez was involved in an altercation with a teammate before the incident took place.

The break isn’t severe, so Rodriguez hopes to be back playing in a week. The Rays were planning on calling him up on Sept. 1, but that’s off the table for now. He does figure to rejoin the team once healthy.

The 27-year-old Rodriguez hit .215/.278/.330 with six homers in 297 at-bats before his demotion.

Rodriguez is at least the third 40-man roster player to suffer a break by punching something in the dugout or clubhouse, joining Indians reliever Nick Hagadone and Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney. Then Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez missed some time in July after hurting his hand punching a cooling fan in the dugout.

  1. syracuse451 - Aug 27, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Purely coincidence I’m sure, but all of those players listed in the last paragraph were, or have been, Red Sox players at one time or another.

  2. snowbirdgothic - Aug 27, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Arguing over the hours at Bull City Burgers and Beer, no doubt.

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