In a random twist of news, lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt is out for the season after having surgery on his right hand.
As Andrew Baggarly tweeted:
Jeremy Affeldt out for the season. Had surgery after accident with knife. Sliced open right hand, damaged a nerve.
But that’s not all. Here’s the kicker:
Affeldt sliced open his hand trying to separate frozen hamburger patties, Bruce Bochy said.
You know what? At this point, if the team hasn’t been put into bubble wrap, you’re gonna see some crazy injuries happen.
Could’ve been a freak car washing accident where a wrist is broken (à la Jeff Kent), but, hey, a freak separating frozen hamburger patties accident works out, too.
Get well soon, Affeldt.
And thank you for your contribution to this … crazy season.