A DAY IN THE MA­JORS

The Kansas City Star (Sunday) - - BASEBALL -

Zu­maya has an­other freak in­jury At least this one wasn’t a videogame. Tigers re­liever Joel Zu­maya threw a fast­ball Mon­day night in Min­nesota and im­me­di­ately felt “a loud and disgusting pop” as he col­lapsed in pain..

“It felt like my el­bow ex­ploded,” he said. “It was like some­one took a ham­mer and shat­tered my el­bow.”

An MRI exam Tues­day re­vealed a frac­tured right el­bow, end­ing his sea­son.

“I have never seen it on a one-pitch episode like that,” ath­letic trainer Kevin Rand said.

Zu­maya missed parts of the last three sea­sons be­cause of in­juries to his shoul­der, fin­ger and wrist, which he hurt play­ing Gui­tar Hero.

“This is an­other in­jury, and it’s a freak one again,” he said. “I guess I’m just a freak.”

THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Joel Zu­maya clutched his el­bow walk­ing off the field.

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