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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox had intended to trade outfielder Ryan Sweeney, but he complicated the matters by injuring his hand Monday night.
The Red Sox are no longer trying to trade Sweeney, who was drawing some interest on the market, after he likely broke his hand after punching a dugout door following a strike out in Boston’s 7-3 win over the Tigers Monday night.
Sweeney will reportedly miss eight weeks, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo.
Cafardo noted that Ryan Kalish will likely replace Sweeney on the roster.
“I feel like I let my team down if it’s bad,” Sweeney said following the win. “I feel terrible right now. Obviously when you hit something you just have so much adrenaline going you don’t know what happened so afterward it just hurts a little bit.
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“I’ve never broken my hand before so I don’t know what that feels like,” he said. “I know it hurts a little right now though.”
Sweeney used his Twitter account to offer an apology on Tuesday morning.
“I Just want to apologize to my teammates, #RedSox, and fans,” he wrote. “I don’t normally [lose] my cool and this was not an intentional action.”