Milwaukee Brewers right-handed starting pitcher Kyle Lohse dislocated
his left pinky finger during Monday night’s contests against the San Diego
Padres. While certainly painful, the injury is to Lohse’s non-throwing hand,
and the veteran told reporters – including Tom Haudricourt of The Journal Sentinel
– that he’s hoping to make his next scheduled start.
"We just need to get some of the swelling out of
it," said Lohse, who had the finger taped to the ring finger to give it
some stability. "It's a little sensitive, but I should be OK."
Lohse suffered the injury while attempting a sacrifice bunt.
On the way to first base, his finger was jammed into Padres second baseman Jedd
Gyorko. The training staff was eventually able to pop the finger back into
place, and X-rays revealed no fracture.
The Brewers have an off day on Thursday, so Lohse will have
an extra 24 hours to recover from the dislocation. If necessary, manager Ron
Roenicke told reporters that Lohse could be bumped back a day or two more.
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