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Kyle Crick Injured in Clubhouse Fight

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The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick was injured during a clubhouse fight with Felipe Vazquez on Monday and he required season-ending surgery. According to the Pirates, he underwent extensor tendon repair surgery on the index finger of his right hand on Tuesday. They expect him to be fully ready for Spring Training next year.

Here’s the full press release:

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John Dreker
John Dreker
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball. When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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