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Isringhausen Learns a Lesson About Trash Cans: Strike One and You’re Out

Associated Press

Jason Isringhausen, a right-hander recovering from arm and shoulder surgery, suffered a broken wrist punching a plastic trash can during a minor league rehabilitation assignment for the New York Mets and will be sidelined until July or August.

Isringhausen hurt himself April 11 after giving up three runs in the first inning for triple-A Norfolk.

Isringhausen pitched six more innings that game, and X-rays taken the following day were negative. But the right wrist remained swollen and Isringhausen was unable to throw between starts. A CT scan Monday showed the wrist was broken.

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Despite thousands of empty seats, San Diego Padre President Larry Lucchino called the first major league games in Hawaii between his team and the St. Louis Cardinals a success.

“I think the it was a giant step toward making the Padres Hawaii’s team,” Lucchino said. “That was one of our goals. But it was also a small step toward the internationalization of our effort that we, and a lot of other people in baseball, feel strong about.”

Saturday’s doubleheader drew 37,382 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu and Sunday’s attendance was 40,050. Capacity was reduced from 50,000 to about 42,000 for the series.


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