Found July 27, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Seattle Mariners' catcher Mike Zunino was placed on the disabled list Friday with a broken hamate bone in his left hand.  He is expected to miss five to six weeks. As reported by Greg Johns of, "Zunino fractured the bone while swinging the bat in the third inning of Thursday's 8-2 victory over the Twins, but remained in the game for another inning before being replaced by veteran Henry Blanco." " Zunino initially thought a foul ball off his wrist had aggravated a previous sore spot, but it turned out he broke the hamate bone on a swing and miss in his second at-bat of Thursday's game. He'll undergo surgery early next week after an MRI exam Friday morning revealed the fracture." The injury leaves the Mariners with 41 year old Henry Blanco and recently signed Humberto Quintero as the catchers. Blanco, who was signed on June 14 when the Mariners released Kelly Shoppach, is batting only .156 in 11 games. Quintero, who was recently designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies,  was signed as a free agent. He is a career .235 hitter. Zunino has played in 29 games as a rookie this season. He is batting .242 with 2 home runs and 10 runs batted in.

Mariners Mike Zunino out for the next 6 weeks

What’s a hamate? Seattle Mariners rookie catcher Mike Zunino is expected to miss the next six weeks with a broken hamate bone in his left wrist. The injury happened in the Thursday night game against the Minnesota Twins when he was hit by a foul tip. While the Mariners have been streaking of late, realistic fans understand the team was not prepared to make an actual run this...

Mariners’ Mike Zunino exits with wrist injury

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The surging Seattle Mariners have received a major blow as young catcher Mike Zunino has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. The Mariners announced the diagnosis on Friday. Zunino will undergo surgery next week and the expected recovery time is six weeks. Zunino suffered the injury in the second inning of Thursday night's game...

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