Toronto's Corey Koskie broke his right thumb in Thursday's 4-0 loss at Minnesota.
Koskie, in the lineup as the Blue Jays' designated hitter, was
hurt sliding into second base in the second inning. He was taken to
a hospital for X-rays, which revealed the fracture.
Koskie was placed on the 15-day disabled list after the game. Manager John Gibbons gave no timetable for his return. Koskie
will remain in the Twin Cities this weekend and see a hand
specialist before the team decides what to do next.
The seventh-year veteran, who signed a $17 million, three-year
contract over the winter, is batting .248 with seven homers and 16
RBI in 149 at-bats. He went to the disabled list five times in six
seasons with the Twins.
Koskie singled and tagged up on a fly out to center field by
Vernon Wells in the second inning, but Torii Hunter threw him out
trying to advance.
Koskie collided with second baseman Luis Rivas as he slid into
"I like that aggressive play," Gibbons said.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.