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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.
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