Bennett placed on DL with broken hand
Obviously Jeff Bennett was feeling some of those same frustrations that Braves fans regularly experienced when he was on the mound this year.
Bennett fractured his left hand when he punched door after the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s loss to the Yankees. While upset that he’d just allowed Alex Rodriguez to deliver a go-ahead, two-run single, his rage was fueled by what has been a disappointing season.
“It’s like a kid throwing a temper tantrum,” Bennett said. “I didn’t handle myself in a professional manner.”
The Braves have placed Bennett on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hand and filled his roster spot with left-handed reliever Boone Logan, who has limited opponents to a .205 batting average in 29 appearances with Triple-A Gwinnett this year.
Bennett, who has allowed opponents to produce a .416 on-base percentage in 33 appearances this year, will miss at least three weeks while dealing with his fractured non-throwing hand.