This is one of the many reasons why pitchers shouldn’t be hitting, there’s too high a risk of them getting injured.
During last night’s game between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals, pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, broke his hand while at the plate and will now be sidelined for 4-6 weeks after having surgery on Tuesday according to ESPN.
“I’ll be back, no question about that,” said Vogelsong, who waited to greet his teammates after Monday’s win, his right hand wrapped. “It stinks. It stinks because it had been so rough, to go out there and feel like my old self again.”
Vogelsong, who has had a rough start to the season, was has having his best outing thus far, pitching a shutout after five innings. X-rays showed that the pitcher had two broken bones in his pinkie and a dislocated knuckle.