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Athletics' Jesus Luzardo Suffered Hand Injury Playing Video Game, Has Fracture

Jenna CiccotelliAnalyst IIIMay 2, 2021

Oakland Athletics' Jesus Luzardo pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, May 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

Oakland Athletics pitcher Jesus Luzardo suffered a hairline fracture in his hand while going through his pregame warm-up routine (some might say).

Luzardo was playing a video game before his start against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday when he hit his hand on a table. Trainers cleared him to pitch, but he underwent an X-ray after the game that revealed a hairline fracture, manager Bob Melvin told reporters Sunday. Luzardo was ultimately moved to the injured list with a fracture in his pitching hand. 

He lasted three innings and gave up five hits and six runs (three earned) in the 8-4 loss. The former top prospect has a 5.79 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in six starts this season.

Maybe next time he'll just opt for the classic rage quit.

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