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Prospect Arroyo fractures hand on HBP

Infielder could miss remainder of season
MLB.com @sfgiantsbeat

PITTSBURGH -- A fractured left hand could sideline Giants infield prospect Christian Arroyo for the rest of the season.

Arroyo sustained the injury on Saturday in his first game back for Triple-A Sacramento after missing the second half of June with a bruised hand.

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PITTSBURGH -- A fractured left hand could sideline Giants infield prospect Christian Arroyo for the rest of the season.

Arroyo sustained the injury on Saturday in his first game back for Triple-A Sacramento after missing the second half of June with a bruised hand.

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Arroyo's current injury resulted from being hit on the hand by a pitch from Fresno's Dean Deetz in the fifth inning.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy held out hope that Arroyo, the organization's No. 2 prospect and the 75th overall prospect per MLBPipeline.com, could resume playing before the Major League regular season concludes on Oct. 1.

"He has a chance to be here in September," Bochy said.

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However, Bochy admitted that the break is plainly visible on Arroyo's X-rays, unlike some fractures that are difficult to detect.

Arroyo compiled a slash line of .192/.244/.304 in 34 games for the Giants. Though those numbers weren't impressive, he rapped several hits in the clutch. Arroyo was batting .400/.465/.611 in 24 games with Sacramento.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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