The Wham of That Soon-To-Be-Columbus Man.
The Major League Baseball Players Association is considering filing a grievance over the Indians’ handling of injured reliever Nick Hagadone, who was placed on the Minor League disqualified list on Sunday.
...Following his last outing for Cleveland on Friday against the Rays, Hagadone suffered what Antonetti described as a “self-inflicted” injury to his pitching hand. After being pulled from the game, in which he allowed two runs in two-thirds of an inning, Hagadone reacted in anger.
...Weiner said Hagadone’s injury could be considered “work-related” in the MLBPA’s eyes.
“There is a long standing precedent in baseball,” Weiner said, “and arbitration precedent going back to Doyle Alexander, a great player and a great union member, saying that baseball is a very intense game. And if a player, in the intensity of the moment, makes a mistake and whams his hand against the dugout or a door or does something else, that’s a work-related injury. That’s part of the game.
“Clubs want players to compete, to compete very hard, and sometimes those emotions come out. No player is proud of the fact that he injured himself in that kind of situation. But Nick is not the first player this year, and certainly not the first player in baseball history, who unfortunately suffered that kind of injury.”
Posted: July 11, 2012 at 08:21 AM | 29 comment(s)
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