The Cleveland Indians have announced that relief pitcher Nick Hagadone will be out 8-10 weeks following surgery to repair a fractured left forearm.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic and involved a screw placed inside of the 26-year-old’s left radius. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said the left-hander was hurt after a bad relief outing against Tampa Bay and said the injury was self-inflicted. The 26-year-old rookie gave up two hits, walked two and allowed two runs while recording two outs, adding to what has been an incredibly bad stretch of play.
Cleveland optioned the left-hander to the minors the following daythen placed him on their minor league disqualification list one day later, a move that has led to the MLB Players Union to file a grievance.
Through his first 16 appearances spanning 16.1 innings, Hagadone allowed a mere eight hits and four runs, striking out 15 and walking seven. In the 11 outing since, encompassing nine innings, the rookie allowed 18 hits and 14 earned runs with the opposition batting .420.
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