Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

news

MLB News

Bloomquist diagnosed with broken hand

MLB.com

PHOENIX -- Following an uplifting 5-0 victory over the Rockies, the D-backs were left with a sour taste in their mouths Friday night as the club found out Willie Bloomquist will miss 6-8 weeks with two broken bones in his left hand.

The veteran shortstop sustained the injury when he was hit on the hand by a pitch on June 26 and the D-backs placed him on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday retroactive to June 28. Initial X-rays were negative, but a CT scan examined Friday by hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan revealed the broken bones.

Full Game Coverage

PHOENIX -- Following an uplifting 5-0 victory over the Rockies, the D-backs were left with a sour taste in their mouths Friday night as the club found out Willie Bloomquist will miss 6-8 weeks with two broken bones in his left hand.

The veteran shortstop sustained the injury when he was hit on the hand by a pitch on June 26 and the D-backs placed him on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday retroactive to June 28. Initial X-rays were negative, but a CT scan examined Friday by hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan revealed the broken bones.

Full Game Coverage

"I had a suspicion that's what it was," Bloomquist said. "It's frustrating, it sucks. It's another challenge I have to overcome, but these things happen. I'm confident I'm going to come out okay."

Bloomquist said one of the broken bones is identical to the one that D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill broke earlier this season. Like Bloomquist, Hill was hit in the hand by a pitch in April, and while initial X-rays were negative, a CT scan later showed the fracture, and he missed more than two months.

Bloomquist's other broken bone is located near his thumb. He was batting .292 (21-for-72) this season with nine runs and eight RBIs. The 35-year-old missed the first two months of the season with an oblique injury.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks, Willie Bloomquist