Found June 24, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Los Angeles Angels lost center fielder Peter Bourjos yesterday, as he exited the team’s contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates after injuring his left thumb. As of last night, the Angels were still awaiting results of initial tests on Bourjos’ thumb, according to William Boor of MLB.com. While it’s unclear exactly when the injury was sustained, it appeared to occur when Bourjos was attempting to take out Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer while breaking up a double play. His thumb caught the bag and bent backwards during the play. Injuries are unfortunately nothing new for Bourjos, who missed an extended stretch earlier this season due to a hamstring ailment. He returned from that injury earlier this month, but he’s only appeared in 34 games for the Angels as a result. When he has been healthy enough to take the field Bourjos has been solid this season, hitting .333/.384/.460 with eight extra-base hits and a perfect four-for-four on the base paths. Brad Hawpe replaced Bourjos, as the team shifted J.B. Shuck to left and inserted Mike Trout in center following his early exit. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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