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Kyle Lohse exits with dislocated pinky on non-throwing hand

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Kyle Lohse
A shot of Lohse's left hand Monday. (USATSI)

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Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse had to leave Monday night's start in San Diego after five innings pitched due to a dislocated pinky finger on his left (non-throwing) hand, reporters at the game were told (including Tom Haudricourt).

Lohse attempted a sacrifice bunt in the top of the sixth inning that ended up being a fielder's choice. As Lohse passed by Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko -- covering first base, as is standard on bunt plays -- his left hand awkwardly caught a piece of Gyorko.

Lohse was tended to by manager Ron Roenicke and an athletic trainer and was immediately removed from the game in favor of a pinch-runner (funnily enough, fellow starter Yovani Gallardo was the pinch runner).

It will be interesting to see what this injury does to Lohse. If there's no break, a dislocation to the pinky on the non-throwing hand of a pitcher shouldn't make a huge difference. It may affect him at the plate, but he's paid to pitch.

Should Lohse hit the DL, the Brewers could turn back to Mike Fiers, who was optioned to Triple-A last week.

 
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