Braves pitcher Huascar Ynoa out several months after punching dugout bench, breaking hand

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The Atlanta Braves will be without pitcher Huascar Ynoa after he punched their dugout bench on Sunday and fractured his right hand, the team announced on Monday.

Ynoa was placed on the 10-day injured list, though Braves manager Brian Snitker said he will be out for several months.

“He just got a little frustrated after his outing yesterday,” Snitker said, via Bally Sports. “Punched the seat in the dugout, broke his hand … I hate to see that. The young guy was doing so good. It’s going to be a big loss for us.”

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Ynoa punched dugout bench after loss to Brewers

Ynoa gave up nine hits and five runs in less than five innings on Sunday in a 10-9 loss to the Brewers in Milwaukee. He then punched the dugout bench after he was pulled from the game, and broke a bone in his pitching hand.

“It just felt like some pitches weren’t going my way, or falling in the spots I wanted to,” Ynoa said after the game, via The Athletic. “But at the same time, you have to give credit to the hitters on the other team … I was missing spots.”

The 22-year-old had won four starts in a row headed into Sunday’s game, and held a 1.11 ERA. Ynoa is in his third season with the Braves. He has 50 strikeouts and a .302 ERA in his eight starts.

“It’s a shame, but he’s not the first and won’t be the last,” Snitker said, via Bally Sports. “There’s probably nobody that feels any worse than him right now, too.”

Starting pitcher Huascar Ynoa of the Atlanta Braves
Huascar Ynoa punched the Braves' bench on Sunday after he was pulled from their game against the Brewers and fractured his hand. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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