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 decided that Luzardo could pitch, but an x-ray showed a hair break in his pink after the game.
Athletics has placed Luzardo on the injured list and recalled left-hander Adam Kolarek from their alternative training ground.
Oakland get first baseman Matt Olson back in the lineup on Sunday. Olson had missed three straight games after being hit in the left eye by a bullet that ricocheted from the L-screen during punch training on Thursday.
Luzardo, 23, gave up six runs on five hits, two walks and two wild runs in three innings against the Orioles, even though only three runs were earned. He is 1
The Associated Press contributed to this report.