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.  

  

10 Comments

Wow… so not only does Bennett screw the Braves over every night he pitches… he also screws himself over. Nail in the coffin for him. Boom… out a here!
Now – if only we can get Kelly Johnson to throw a jab into a wall… eh – He’d probably swing and miss.

i hate to see someone get replaced that way but at least it forced cox’s hand. look forward to seeing logan pitch.

Bennett punched a door located just outside of the dugout. He says he feels embarrassed. He is expected to miss at least three weeks. When he proves healthy, the Braves will have to decide whether they want to put him back in their bullpen.

As far as Bennett is concerned he should have to earn his spot back.

Hey, does anyone know if an MLB player can get suspended for testing positive for marijuana ?

what’s sad is this is the only way a poor producing player for Cox doesn’t get to play. Too bad he didn’t get in a fight with kelly or francoeur.

Mark, when is Buddy Carlyle slated to come off the DL? I imagine that it would be soon since he’s been down for a while.

mark, i would have to believe that if logan does well bc would send bennett down,dont you think?

Thank you Jeff Bennet! That is the best news the braves relief core has had all year. Maybe now we can start winning some of these close ones without our bullpen collapsing

Maybe Jeff should start pitching with his left hand. Maybe it can find the plate like it did the door.

Maybe Jeff should start pitching with his left hand. Maybe it can find the plate like it did the door.

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