News broke an hour ago that Andrew Cashner was injured in a hunting accident Tuesday. It did not involve a gun. Relax Bob Costas.
One of Cashner's hunting buddies was field dressing the meat, slipped and stabbed Cashner who presumably holding the animal carcass.
Stabbed by friend who slipped while dressing Meat— U-T Padres (@UTPadres) December 5, 2012
The puncture wound resulted in 2 stitches and a lacerated tendon in the right thumb. Cashner, a right handed pitcher, underwent surgery for the injury and is expected be out of commission for the next 3 months. According to Darren Smith's interview with Corey Brock (MP3), "he's very, very likely to start the season on the Disabled List".
Verdict on #Padres Cashner: was dressing meat. Puncture wound to right thumb. Lacerated tendon. Surgery. Three month recovery.— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) December 5, 2012
Padres GM Josh Byrnes told the media that they've been "slightly busier" this afternoon at the Winter Meetings.
Cashner was acquired in a trade with the Cubs for Anthony Rizzo last winter with the hopes of turning him into a starter. Cashner promptly strained a lat after making a few starts. Rizzo is reportedly in good health.