WASHINGTON — Drew Storen will likely miss the rest of the Nationals season after breaking his right thumb slamming his locker shut earlier in the week, Matt Williams said on Saturday.
Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports Storen had slammed his locker shut in frustration from giving up a two-run home run in a 5-3 loss to the Mets Wednesday night.
When Storen reported in Miami on Friday, he tried to throw and could not, which is when he informed the team of his injury, Williams said, according to Janes.
For those asking, lockers at Nats Park have a little lockbox cubbie thing on top. So that's the door he slammed.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 12, 2015
Rizzo on Storen: "Sometimes you react inappropriately.It makes it tough on his teammates. It hurts the team...We're not too happy about it."— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 12, 2015
This is the second time in three seasons a Nationals reliever has disrupted his season by punching a locker. In May 2013, former National Ryan Mattheus broke his hand punching a locker in San Diego after allowing five runs in one inning during a blowout loss.