Houston Astros pitcher Phil Maton will not be available for the MLB postseason because he broke a finger hitting a locker.
Maton revealed on Tuesday that he suffered a fracture to his right pinky finger after becoming frustrated when the Astros lost their last game of the regular season.
The pitcher had surgery on Monday to repair the broken finger of his pitching hand.
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The Astros had already said that Maton and veteran reliever Will Smith had been left out of the roster for the AL Division Series against the Seattle Mariners.
The 29-year old Maton gave up two hits and two runs in the eighth inning of Houston’s 3-2 win over Philadelphia last week. One of those hits was by Phil Maton’s brother, Nick Maton.
“I was upset about how my outing went, and it’s kind of short-sighted and ultimately selfish. And it’s one of those things that I hope doesn’t affect our team,” Maton said on Tuesday.
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Smith joined the roster after the Astros acquired him from the Braves on the MLB trade deadline. He had a 3.27 ERA over 24 appearances with Houston in the regular season. Maton had a 3.84 ERA in 67 games this year.
Rookie righthanded Hunter Brown made the ALDS roster along with 12 pitchers. The team also had an extra positional player, rookie infielder David Hensley, on its postseason-roster.
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The rest of Houston’s pitchers are Justin Verlander, Framber Valdez, Lance McCullers Jr., Luis Garcia, Jose Urquidy, Cristian Javier, Ryne Stanek, Ryan Pressly, Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero and Hector Neris.
Houston will bring two catchers, eight infielders and four outfielders against Seattle.
The Mariners will have 12 pitchers, three catchers, five infielders, four outfielders and utility players Adam Frazier and Dylan Moore on board.
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Their pitching staff for this series includes Logan Gilbert, Luis Castillo, Diego Castillo, Matthew Boyd, Matt Festa, Matt Brash, George Kirby, Andres Munoz, Penn Murfee, Robbie Ray, Paul Sewald and Erik Swanson.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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