Update: A’s Pomeranz fractured hand punching a chair

Also acquire Triple-A pitcher Brad Mills from Brewers for cash

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4:00 pm PT

According to Aaron Gleeman of NBC’s HardballTalk.com reports that Pomeranz broke his hand by punching a chair in the locker room after being roughed up by the Rangers for eight runs. Not the brightest idea there buddy, geez! But to quote Gleeman, “At least he didn’t use his pitching hand, I guess.” That’s about all there is to say really.

Reminds me of 2003 when Tim Hudson got into a bar fight prior to his start in game four of the ALDS in Boston. When will these guys learn that the organization, teammates and fans – not to mention the money invested – depend on them not taking their frustrations out by putting their bodies in jeopardy …. ??

2:45 pm PT

While there is still no mention of how Pomeranz incurred the injury I did learn a bit more about the A’s new left-hander Brad Mills. The San Francisco Chronicles’ Steve Kroner reports that,

“Mills was 4-2 with a 1.56 ERA and had 77 strikeouts in 75 innings for Triple-A Nashville this season. He pitched in 15 big-league games with the Blue Jays and Angels from 2009 through ’12.”

2:30 pm PT

A’s starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz had his worst start Monday against the Rangers since being moved from the bullpen into the rotation on May 7. He pitched 3 2/3 innings Monday, but there was no indication of an injury during or after the broadcast. 

The A’s acquired minor league pitcher Brad Mills from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash early Tuesday,  with no mention of the injury to Pomeranz. However, about 45 minutes ago CBSSports’ Matt Snyder reported that the left-handed Pomeranz had been placed on the disabled list due to a fracture in his right hand. The time and cause of the injury remain a mystery. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Reliever Evan Scribner was re-called from Triple-A Sacramento and at first glance it appears that Mills is the most-likely candidate to start in place of Pomeranz who’s next scheduled start would have been Saturday.

Pomeranz, 25, is 5-4 on the year with a 2.91 ERA and 48 strikeouts over 55 2/3 innings. Since his move from the bullpen Pomeranz has started eight games, in which he’s gone 4-3 with a 3.21 ERA.

**Stay tuned for more information!!**



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