Zunino put on DL with hand fracture

The surging Seattle Mariners have received a major blow as young
catcher Mike Zunino has been placed on the 15-day disabled list
with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand.

The Mariners announced the diagnosis on Friday. Zunino will
undergo surgery next week and the expected recovery time is six

Zunino suffered the injury in the second inning of Thursday
night’s game when he hit an RBI single. He remained in the game for
three more innings before being removed and an MRI exam on Friday
morning confirmed the injury. Depending on how Zunino’s recovery
goes, there is a chance he could miss the rest of the season.

Zunino’s play behind the plate has been part of the Mariners’
resurgence in July. He was called up on June 12 and has played in
29 games, hitting .242 with two homers and 10 RBIs.