- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Batting practice is becoming way too dangerous for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Right-hander Chad Jenkins is expected to miss the rest of the regular season after breaking his pitching hand Thursday, making him the second Toronto pitcher in two days to get hurt during pregame warmups.

Jenkins was hit by a batted ball while shagging flies before Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay and will be sidelined four to six weeks. He is 1-1 with a 2.56 ERA in 21 relief appearances this season.

The injury came one day after knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, standing in the left-field corner, was struck in the head by a drive hit by Rays slugger Evan Longoria during batting practice.

Dickey, who is 11-12 in 29 starts this season, threw 62 pitches Thursday in his normal bullpen session between starts. He is scheduled to pitch Sunday at Boston.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide