Detroit Tigers CF JaCoby Jones suffers fractured hand vs. Brewers

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Unfortunate news from an otherwise great Detroit Tigers game tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Center fielder JaCoby Jones has suffered a fractured hand after being hit by a 90.3 mph fastball in the 8th inning from rookie pitcher Phil Bickford.

What’s worse, it’s the same injury that cost him most of last season after being hit by a pitch against the Kansas City Royals on August 8.

“As soon as he took the glove off at home plate, when I walked out there, it was not a pretty sight,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “It was a lot of different colors.”

Tests soon confirmed the injury was once again, a fracture.

“We knew about Jonesie right away. It was ugly. But you’ve got to keep playing,” Gardenhire said.

“I feel bad for JaCoby. He was making strides and becoming a pretty good player and now we lose him….He’ll rebound from this. It’s just going to be a bummer for him.”

So far in 2020, Jones has hit five home runs with a .274 batting average and .853 OPS in 104 at-bats.

This would certainly be a big loss for the Tigers if he misses significant time.

– – Quotes via Evan Woodbery of MLive Link – –