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A’s Luzardo breaks hand playing video game

Oakland Athletics left-hander Jesus Luzardo suffered a broken throwing hand while playing a video game before Saturday’s start, manager Bob Melvin told reporters Sunday.

Luzardo, who took the loss in the 8-4 defeat to the Baltimore Orioles, bumped his hand on a table while playing the game, Melvin said. The Athletics staff determined Luzardo could pitch, but an X-ray showed a hairline fracture in his pinkie finger after the game.

The Athletics have placed Luzardo on the injured list and recalled left-hander Adam Kolarek from their alternate training site.

Luzardo gave up six runs on five hits, two walks and two wild pitches against the Orioles, although only three runs were earned. The 23-year-old is 1-3 with a 5.79 ERA in six starts this season.


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