Hagadone placed on disqualified list, has surgery

Hagadone placed on disqualified list, has surgery

CLEVELAND -- Indians reliever Nick Hagadone, who was optioned to Triple-A Columbus prior
to Saturday's game, was placed on the Minor League disqualified list on Sunday. General manager Chris Antonetti said Hagadone suffered a self-inflicted injury to his pitching hand when he punched something after being removed from Friday's game against the Rays.

The Indians said on Thursday that Hagadone underwent surgery to repair his fractured left radius, which is in the forearm area below the wrist. A screw was inserted and he is expected to be sidelined 8-10 weeks.

Antonetti said on Sunday that the team is working with Major League Baseball and the Players Association to determine a long-term placement for Hagadone. The pitcher will not be paid while he's on the disqualified list.

"We're certainly disappointed with the reaction to it," Antonetti said. "He was certainly very frustrated coming out of the game. We certainly would have wished he would have handled it a little differently."

The left-handed Hagadone struggled mightily in June and July after a strong start to the season. He had a 14.00 ERA in his last 11 appearances at the big league level, including the one on Friday in which he allowed two runs in two-thirds of an inning.

The Indians replaced Hagadone on the active roster by recalling left-hander Scott Barnes from Columbus prior to Sunday's game.