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The Atlanta Braves pitcher who found as much success this season with his hitting as with his pitching is headed to the injured list with a broken hand.
Huascar Ynoa's injury came Sunday from hitting ... the Braves bench. After allowing five earned runs in 4⅓ innings in Milwaukee, Ynoa expressed his frustration by taking it out on the visitors' dugout.
The broken bone in his pitching hand will keep him out of action for a couple months.
"It's a shame," Braves manager Brian Snitker said Monday, according to The Athletic. "Probably nobody that feels any worse than him."
Even with the disappointing outing against the Brewers, Ynoa, 22, has still put up impressive numbers on the season. He has a 4-2 record and 3.02 ERA with 50 strikeouts and only 11 walks in 44⅔ innings.
He also drew national attention on May 4 when he shut out the Washington Nationals for seven innings and also hit a grand slam to propel the Braves to a 6-1 win.
For the season, Ynoa is hitting .353 with two home runs and a 1.118 OPS.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Atlanta Braves pitcher Huascar Ynoa breaks hand punching dugout bench