Giants’ Jeremy Affeldt out; cuts hand while separating burgers

San Francisco Giants left-hander reliever Jeremy Affeldt is done for the season after sustaining a deep cut in his right hand while using a knife to separate frozen burger patties during the off-day Thursday.

He needed surgery and suffered nerve damage in his pinkie. Injured left-hander Barry Zito could be activated from the disabled list soon to help fill the void.


Red Sox Manager Terry Francona says infielder Kevin Youkilis has returned to Boston to be examined by team doctors and undergo an MRI exam. John Lackey, Boston’s starting pitcher Friday, left after the third inning due to a bruised left calf. He was hit by John Jaso’s two-out liner, but recovered to throw the Rays catcher out at first base. … Troy Tulowitzki was not in the Colorado Rockies lineup because of soreness in his left hip. … Josh Hamilton was scratched from the Texas Rangers lineup to be with his wife for the birth of their fourth daughter.