PHOENIX -- Willie Bloomquist has a picture of the two small bone fractures on the top of his left hand saved in his phone, a reminder of what he has to overcome. This time.
Bloomquist's second injury of the season could keep him out another six to eight weeks, and the D-backs were stunned at the similarity of his fractures to those suffered by Aaron Hill earlier this season.
It is no consolation, but medical professionals seldom come across the small break that each suffered, let alone to teammates less than three months apart.
"It's incredible that it is virtually the same injury that Aaron had," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, relaying the words of team hand specialist Dr. Donald Sheridan. "I saw the pictures side-by-side. That doesn't happen at all, that injury. Ever. Dr. Sheridan was saying if we get one more, we could write a case study. You just don't see it."
Bloomquist was hitting .292 in 22 games since joining the team June 1 after Eric Chavez was placed on the disabled l...