SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus has broken his pitching hand punching a locker in frustration following a rocky outing.
Washington manager Davey Johnson made the announcement after the Nationals' 8-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday night, one day after Mattheus was injured. The right-hander allowed five runs in one inning of Washington's 13-4 loss to San Diego on Sunday.
According to Johnson, Mattheus did not inform the team of his injury until just before Monday night's game at AT&T Park. Johnson did not specify how long Mattheus would be sidelined, only that it will be ``a while.''
The news came on the same night that the Giants lost starter Ryan Vogelsong to a broken pitching hand. He was injured while batting in the fifth inning.
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