CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Nick Hagadone will be out at least two months after having surgery to fix a broken left arm the team says he injured in frustration.
Hagadone had a screw inserted into his broken left forearm, which he hurt following an appearance last week against Tampa Bay. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said the left-hander’s injury was “self-inflicted.”
The Indians optioned Hagadone to the minor leagues and then placed him on their minor league disqualification list. The Indians claim they don’t have to pay him while he’s sidelined.
The baseball players’ union may file a grievance against the club if it withholds Hagadone’s pay. His next scheduled payday is Sunday.
Hagadone’s contract is worth $480,500 in the major leagues and $78,250 in the minors.