An oblique for a hand leaves everyone oblique and handless.
The Pirates are expected to place reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list with a severe oblique strain, reports Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He could miss three weeks to a month according to Cook’s source…
The Diamondbacks hit McCutchen with a pitch in his back and near his oblique on Saturday as retaliation for the Pirates accidentally hitting Paul Goldschmidt on Friday. Goldschmidt suffered a broken hand and is done for the year.
McCutchen had x-rays after being hit by the pitch and he told reporters everything came back clean. The oblique injury could be the result of the swing—players pull obliques on swings all the time—or it could be the result of the beaning. There’s no real way to know.
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