Brewers put RHP Blazek on DL with broken pitching hand
MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers righty Mike Blazek has been put on the 15-day day disabled list with a broken pitching hand and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Milwaukee made the move Friday, retroactive to a day earlier. Manager Craig Counsell said the fracture would heal without surgery.
Counsell said Blazek struggled playing catch Thursday but didn't know how the injury occurred.
Blazek is 5-3 with a 2.43 ERA in 45 relief appearances. His last appearance was Wednesday, when he gave up a game-ending home run in the 10th inning to Miguel Montero of the Cubs.
''I'm still trying to figure out exactly what happened. I'd love to tell you guys exactly what I did to it, but as of right now, I'm still trying to figure that out,'' Blazek said.
Blazek said the break was in the area of his small finger. He denied punching anything after Wednesday's loss.
''That's understandable. I can see why people would assume that,'' he said. ''I understand that's how it looks. People can speculate how they want.''