TN: Padres general manager Josh Byrnes: Guns 'a big problem'
December 7, 2012
By Bob Nightengale, USAToday.com
NASHVILLE - San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes, who
lost one of his top pitchers, Andrew Cashner, for up to six months
after a hunting accident last week, worries about the rash of
baseball players who are involved with guns and hunting in the
Cashner suffered a lacerated tendon in his right
thumb in a hunting accident last week, and underwent surgery
Tuesday. He won't be able to pitch until May or June, Byrnes said.
Cashner, an avid hunter, was accidentally stabbed in the hand
by a friend while the pair were dressing meat, trimming the carcass.
The injury may have been the direct result of a knife wound,
but realistically, Byrnes said, it was caused because of a hunting
trip with guns.
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