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Collin Cowgill out 4-5 weeks with broken thumb, nose

Jul 13, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

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Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill was lifted from Saturday’s game against the Rangers after being struck by a pitch while trying to bunt in the top of the eighth inning. The ball first hit Cowgill’s right thumb and fractured it and then ricocheted off of his nose, breaking it too. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, he’ll be out 4-5 weeks.

Cowgill needs surgery on his nose, which had a big gash and began to bleed as he walked to the visitors clubhouse on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.

Cowgill has been a valuable utility outfielder this season for Anaheim, batting .277/.354/.407 with five home runs in 200 plate appearances while making 36 starts in right field, eight in left, and five in center.

The 28-year-old will likely be out until sometime in late August. Grant Green was recalled Sunday.

  1. clydeserra - Jul 13, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Wow. I heard about the busted nose last night, but am shocked about the thumb

  2. pwshrugged - Jul 13, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Wow. That’s a very unfortunate series of events.

  3. 1998yanks - Jul 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Ouch! Get well soon man.

  4. mauijim3 - Jul 13, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Did he at least get two bases for hit twice?

  5. nbjays - Jul 13, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    That’s what you call a bunt gone horribly wrong.

  6. jarathen - Jul 13, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    It was an ugly event.

    And he was given an 0-1 count for a replacement player to take up.

    Efren Navarro then walked so all was made right.

  7. 4cornersfan - Jul 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    A setback for Cowgill. Is that called a reverse cowgill?

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