Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Brandon Finnegan had surgery on Friday to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.
LHP Brandon Finnegan today had surgery to repair the torn right labrum which he suffered away from the field. pic.twitter.com/YnuDISwUqR
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 7, 2017
And Reds manager Bryan Price then revealed how the injury occurred in the first place.
Finnegan slipped while jumping from a boat to the dock. Yes, Finnegan tore his labrum while trying to jump from a boat to a dock.
Bryan Price said Finnegan slipped jumping from a boat to the dock
— Zach Buchanan (@ZachENQ) July 7, 2017
The Reds have had so many injuries this season you’d think it’s a team full of Carl Pavanos. And Finnegan’s isn’t the first wacky one. Prior to Opening Day, closer Raisel Iglesias injured his elbow and hips by falling in the shower.
It’s basically a lost year now for Finnegan, who was 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in 13 innings. He already had one 60-dayDL stint with a different shoulder injury. After going to the 60-day DL again, he won’t be available again until at least late August.
In 2016, Finnegan showed off plenty of potential and put together a 3.98 ERA for the Reds over 172 innings pitched.
At least this labrum injury isn’t in Finnegan’s throwing arm, but shoulder injuries are always scary in baseball. And losing basically an entire year of development won’t help either.