OAKLAND, Calif. — Athletics left-hander Jesus Luzardo will probably be off the mound for some time — and possibly off video video games, too.
Luzardo is out indefinitely after breaking the pinkie finger on his pitching hand when he thumped a desk whereas enjoying a online game earlier than his begin Saturday.
An X-ray after a loss to Baltimore confirmed a hairline fracture and Luzardo was placed on the 10-day injured checklist Sunday.
Oakland supervisor Bob Melvin stated he did not know a direct timeline for a way a lot time Luzardo would miss or whether or not he would require a forged or splint on the finger. Melvin was hopeful the pitcher may nonetheless maintain his arm in form given the situation of the break.
“Earlier than the sport he was enjoying a online game and unintentionally bumped his hand on the desk as he was enjoying the sport,” Melvin stated. “He got here in, was a bit of bit sore, coaching workers checked him out, we threw him within the cage earlier than he went on the market, watched him heat up. He was comfy pitching, the coaching workers was comfy with him pitching. After the sport we received an X-ray and there was a hairline within the pinkie finger.”
Luzardo wound up pitching three innings and took the loss within the 8-4 defeat to the Orioles, permitting six runs — three earned — on 5 hits.
He’s 1-3 with a 5.79 ERA over six begins this season.
“It simply depends upon the way it heals and the way it responds,” Melvin stated. “As you’ll count on it was a bit of bit worse immediately, a bit of bit puffier immediately however actually don’t know on a timetable but.”
The A’s additionally positioned right-hander J.B. Wendelken on the injured checklist with a strained left indirect, recalling right-hander Jordan Weems from their alternate coaching website to take his roster spot.
Left-hander Adam Kolarek was referred to as up from the alternate website to take Luzardo’s place.