Oakland Athletics left-hander Jesus Luzardo broke his hand on the pitch while playing a video game ahead of Saturday’s start, coach Bob Melvin told reporters on Sunday.
Luzardo, who took the loss in the 8-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, slammed his hand on a table while playing the game, Melvin said. Track staff determined Luzardo could throw, but an x-ray showed a hairline fracture in his little finger after the game.
Athletics put Luzardo on the injured list and recalled southpaw Adam Kolarek from their alternative training site.
Oakland reclaims first baseman Matt Olson from the lineup on Sunday. Olson had missed three straight games after being hit in the left eye by a bullet that ricocheted off the L screen during batting practice Thursday.
Luzardo, 23, gave up six runs on five hits, two walks and two wild shots in three innings against the Orioles, although only three runs were earned. He’s 1-3 with a 5.79 ERA in six starts this season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.