The news just keeps getting worse for Nick Hagadone. It turns that following his poor performance with the Indians on Friday night, the Tribe left-handed reliever suffered a self-inflicted injury to his left wrist and reportedly broke a bone in his left hand (per Matt Underwood on today’s telecast). As a result, Hagadone has been placed on the minor league disqualified list, which prevents him from getting paid for the extent of his injury. He will have the hand examined tomorrow by Dr. Tom Graham at the Cleveland Clinic tomorrow.
Hagadone allowed two of Justin Masterson’s inherited runners to score then gave up two more of his own on Friday night. His season stats with the Tribe included a 1-0 record with a 6.39 ERA. In 25 1/3 innings pitched, he allowed 26 hits, 15 walks, and 26 strikeouts. In recent outings, he had lost his command of the strike zone and had been hit hard, giving up runs in 5 of his final 7 appearances.