Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner left Tuesday night’s game against the Phillies early after suffering a broken finger.  He injured the finger after squaring around for a bunt.

Turner held the bat with his index finger on the business side of the bat and took a 92 mph fastball off of it.  He seemed to know immediately that the finger was broken. 

After the game, manager Dave Martinez confirmed the bad news.  Right now there is no timetable for his return. 

That’s an unfortunate injury and one that can be avoided.  All you have to do is hold the bat in a way that keeps the fingers out of the line of fire as much as possible.

We’re not saying Turner deserved to have his finger broken, but he kind of did.  Stop holding the bat like a crazy person.

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