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Ben Zobrist dislocated his thumb sliding into second base

May 14, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

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Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist exited Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Mariners after dislocating his thumb sliding into second base on a stolen base attempt. Zobrist had singled with one out in the fifth and attempted to steal second base as David DeJesus struck out, but was thrown out at second by catcher John Buck to end the inning.

Manager Joe Maddon took Zobrist out of the game, putting Sean Rodriguez in at second base in his place. Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports that Zobrist has been diagnosed with a dislocated left thumb. It was put back in place and will stay with the team, and will be reevaluated when the Rays return home after Sunday’s series finale against the Angels in Los Angeles.

  1. raysfan1 - May 14, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Damn. Good luck and get well, Ben.

  2. moogro - May 14, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Someone make firm webbed base-running gloves and get them to market, quick. Or have MLB get rid of the ridiculous brick bags and bring back the canvas.

  3. baberuthslegs - May 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    “It was put back in place and will stay with the team…”

    I’m glad his thumb is staying with the team.

    • classicfinder - May 15, 2014 at 1:47 AM

      I heard if you put it in a baggie right away with some ice, it will keep for some time.

  4. hittfamily - May 15, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    This sucks. At least he has a bad ass shirt to wear around Seattle and LA.

    He’s top right, doing his Woodstock impersonation. “Put down the drugs, and come get a hug”.

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