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Monday, March 18, 2013

Chase Headley will miss about a month with a small thumb fracture

Padres third baseman Chase Headley will be out for about a month with a small fracture in his left thumb, reports MLB.com’s Corey Brock. It does not appear surgery is necessary. Earlier this afternoon, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported the team was “concerned” the injury could be something serious.

Headley, 28, fractured his thumb while sliding into second base on Sunday. The early diagnosis indicated the digit was jammed, but obviously more serious damage was done. The switch-hitting Headley produced a 144 OPS+ last season with 31 homers and a league-leading 115 RBI. That performance earned him a fifth place finish in the NL MVP voting.

Thanks to Lepetomane.

Repoz Posted: March 18, 2013 at 07:40 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. puck Posted: March 18, 2013 at 08:08 PM (#4390776)
Wasn't he supposed to play in the WBC had the US advanced to SF? Man, that tournament is dangerous.
   2. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: March 18, 2013 at 08:18 PM (#4390786)
Damnit, I came here to make the same joke Puck did.
   3. Justin T drives a crooked hoss Posted: March 18, 2013 at 08:43 PM (#4390798)
Hopefully this won't be such a big deal to overcome. Not like if he had broken his large thumb.
   4. Bote Man Posted: March 18, 2013 at 09:13 PM (#4390816)
A large thumb injury would have kept him out for 3 months.
   5. Austin Posted: March 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM (#4390872)
Well, he doesn't really need his left thumb to field, he doesn't need it to throw, and he doesn't need it to run. So if he just learns how to swing one-handed, he shouldn't have to miss any time at all.
   6. valuearbitrageur Posted: March 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM (#4390897)
A 286/376/498 bat alone is worth 6.2 wins in Petco, amazing.
   7. rr Posted: March 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM (#4390900)
So, the Padres will have to start the season without either Headley or Grandal.

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