The Atlanta Braves’ right-handed starter Huascar Ynoa will miss several months of game time after be punched the dugout bench and broke his pitching hand following his Sunday start against the Brewers. Ynoa will be sidelined “at least a couple of months,” which means he’ll likely be out until after the All-Star break.

The Braves placed him on the 10-day IL on Monday and recalled right-hander Edgar Santana to take his spot on the active roster. Manager Brian Snitker said to reporters of the incident: “”It’s a shame. Probably nobody that feels any worse than him.”

Ynoa has been a key contributor for the Braves this season. In 44 2/3 innings across eight starts and one relief appearance, the 23-year-old Ynoa in 2021 has pitched to a 3.02 ERA with 50 strikeouts and 11 walks. In five of his eight starts, he’s allowed one or zero runs.  Ynoa has been highly productive at the plate as well.

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