Ex-Yankees pitcher injures hand punching dugout wall during Cubs game

Former Yankees player Colten Brewer punches the dugout wall after being relieved in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field on July 06, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.
Amanda Paula
Sunday July 7, 2024

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Former New York Yankees pitcher Colten Brewer found himself dealing with more than just frustration following a tough game.

Now with the Cubs, Colten Brewer injured his non-pitching hand after punching a wall in the dugout, according to The Athletic.

What happened

Former Yankees player Colten Brewer punches the dugout wall after being relieved in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field on July 06, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.Colten Brewer punches the dugout wall after being relieved in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field on July 06, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.
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The incident occurred after Colten Brewer‘s outing on Saturday during a 7-0 loss to the Angels. Called in from the bullpen, the right-hander struggled, giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks in just 2/3 of an inning, relieving starter Kyle Hendricks. His performance led to a fit of frustration, which culminated in him punching a wall.

This rash act resulted in a broken hand, landing Brewer on the 60-day injured list as of Sunday. The Cubs have since called up fellow right-hander Hunter Bigge to fill the gap left by Brewer’s absence.

Brewer’s season has been rocky. In 20 2/3 innings pitched across 16 appearances, he has a 5.66 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. His control issues have been evident, with nine walks and 13 earned runs allowed.

Colten Brewer in Yankees

Former Yankees player Colten Brewer
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Last season, Brewer pitched for the Yankees, making three appearances and allowing four runs over 8 1/3 innings. Before his time with the Yankees, the 31-year-old spent three years in the Red Sox bullpen and one season with the Padres.

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