The most harmful blow of the Seattle Mariners-Los Angeles Angels brawl on Sunday didn't come from a punch, of which there were many.
Angels pitcher Archie Bradley was placed on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday with a fractured elbow, two days after eagle-eyed viewers noticed him landing hard on his arm while exiting the dugout to take part in the brawl. Angels head trainer Mike Frostad confirmed to reporters the fall caused the fracture.
Bradley will reportedly be out at least four weeks.
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It's a rather unfortunate injury for a person whose duck-hunting business is named Crash Landing Outdoors.
Bradley had already been struggling this season, his first with the Angels after signing a one-year, $3.75 million deal last offseason. In 18.2 innings, Bradley holds a 4.82 ERA, 1.286 WHIP and 15 strikeouts.
Angels-Mariners brawl claims another victim
Other Angels will miss a significant amount of time due to the brawl as well, but only due to suspensions. The brawl was sparked after Angels pitcher Andrew Wantz threw behind the head of star Mariners rookie Julio Rodriguez and hit Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker, one day after Angels star Mike Trout was incensed over a pitch close to his head.
The scene was not only ugly, but ridiculous as well, from Angels closer Raisel Iglesias throwing a box of sunflower seeds onto the field to Winker throwing up double birds at the Angel Stadium crowd.
MLB came down hard on every player and coach on the Angels and Mariners who were seen taking part in the fight, one of the worst seen in the big leagues in recent memory.
The full list of suspensions:
Angels manager Phil Nevin: 10 games
Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker: 7 games
Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon: 5 games
Angels pitching coach Dom Chiti: 5 games
Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford: 5 games
Angels pitcher Andrew Wantz: 3 games
Angels pitcher Ryan Tepera: 3 games
Angels pitcher Raisel Iglesias: 2 games
Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez: 2 games
Angels bench coach Ray Montgomery: 2 games
Angels interpreter Manny Del Campo: 2 games
Angels catching coach Bill Haselman: 1 game
And now the Angels are without Bradley, who joins a lineage of absurd baseball injuries.