Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 6/14/13
Texas Rangers infielder Jeff Baker wasn't in the lineup Friday night because of a sprained right thumb. This in and of itself isn't newsworthy.However, the manner in which Baker injured himself certainly is.Baker was unable to grip a bat Friday after receiving an "over-the-top high-five" from one of his teammates during pregame handshakes Thursday. This is according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram.Huh?Yes, a destructive high-five is to blame for Baker's inability to play.An over-the-top high-five from a teammate Thursday sprained Jeff Baker's thumb. He can't grip a bat.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) June 14, 2013No word yet on whether he will be available for Saturday's game.Via Hardball Talk
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