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Drew Pomeranz broke his hand punching a chair

Jun 17, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

Drew Pomeranz AP

Oakland has placed left-hander Drew Pomeranz on the disabled list with a fractured right (non-pitching) hand, putting on hold what had been a nice season for the former top prospect who’d previously struggled in the majors with the Rockies.

Pomeranz got knocked around for eight runs in his last start, but still takes a nice 2.91 ERA with him to the disabled list along with a 48/23 K/BB ratio in 56 innings. To replace him on the roster the A’s recalled Evan Scribner from Triple-A and the A’s also just acquired Triple-A left-hander Brad Mills from the Brewers as a potential rotation fill-in.

Pomeranz was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Indians, who traded him to the Rockies as the centerpiece of the Ubaldo Jimenez swap. Colorado then sent him to Oakland for Brett Anderson this offseason.

UPDATE: It turns out that Pomeranz broke his non-pitching hand when he punched a wooden chair in the clubhouse following his rough outing. At least he didn’t use his pitching hand, I guess.

  1. dashman33 - Jun 17, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Story is he punched a wall after his poor outing last night. At least he didn’t use his pitching hand.

  2. 9timd9 - Jun 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    too bad

  3. clydeserra - Jun 17, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Wooden chain?

  4. greeneyedguide - Jun 17, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    “That’s good; when you get in a fight with a drunk ***you don’t hit him with your pitching hand.*** God, I can’t keep giving you these free lessons so quit screwin’ around and help me up.” – Bull Durham

    • mazblast - Jun 18, 2014 at 1:22 PM

      Sometimes I think all the lessons we need in life are in that movie.

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