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Affeldt slices open hand, is out for season

Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:07 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2011 10:47 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt was trying to separate some frozen hamburgers with a sharp knife and ended up slicing open his right hand. He damaged a nerve and had to undergo surgery. He will miss the rest of the season (via ExtraBaggs and JanieMcCAP).

Wow. That's a rough way to go out. I've certainly used knives to separate frozen burgers before, but only a butter knife. Affeldt had to have had a pretty sharp knife to have sliced his hand so deeply.

"I should have used hot water," Affeldt told reporters (Extra Baggs). "If I had used a butter knife, nothing would have happened."

Fortunately, Affeldt is a left-handed pitcher. If the damage was to his pitching hand, you'd have to worry about his career being in jeopardy, as nerve damage would likely hinder grips and feel. Even if he was able to throw again, his effectiveness would have been compromised. Instead, he'll surely be able to return next season once the cut is completely healed. It's his glove hand.

He certainly sounds ashamed about the accident (via Extra Baggs): "I know ... the coaching staff and players have been dealing with freak injuries all year and I feel bad I added to it."

Affeldt, 32, ends the season 3-2 with a 2.63 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and three saves in 61 1/3 innings.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 4:06 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Affeldt slices open hand, is out for season

Letrrrs dream this amazing mainly vanishes One hundred percent. That said, may well really want most of the Vikings to begin with reaching and i also cannot stand that most the two.



Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Affeldt slices open hand, is out for season

Yeah, if anyone knows a thing or two about lowly and unsupportive fans it's a guy from Phoenix. How many games have the D'backs sold out this year? 2, maybe? How about the Cardinals? Does anyone know they even have a team? Check your facts before showing your ignorance pal.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:37 am
 

Affeldt slices open hand, is out for season

Sorry pal, sounds pretty fishy to me. The old cut your hand trying to separate hamburger patties excuse huh? Yeah I believe that one. This guy did something stupid but that was not it. Something that he doesn't want anybody to know about. Might loss some pay over what really happened. Oh well the season is over for the Giants anyway.



Since: Nov 6, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:14 am
 

Affeldt slices open hand, is out for season

The Giants have literally sold out every game this season according to my knowledge. How does that sound lowly and unsupporting to you?



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:51 am
 

Affeldt slices open hand, is out for season

>>>Not to advocate that Affeldt be "punished" in any way, but there should be some sort of castigation.  Unbelievable

The guy wears a stupid furry thing on his chin, so he's obviously not the sharpest knife in the drawer.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:25 am
 

Affeldt slices open hand, is out for season

Sure hope Mr Affeldt has Aflac wakka wakka!!!  Silly baseball players, buy fresh meat you can afford it & don`t play with knives!



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2011 4:33 am
 

Affeldt slices open hand, is out for season

Unsupporting fans? what an ignorant statement



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2011 4:33 am
 

Affeldt slices open hand, is out for season

Unsupporting fans? what an ignorant statement


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