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Cardinals pitcher Luke Weaver cuts fingers on aluminum foil, covering the food bowl, misses start



St. Louis Cardinal Jug Luke Weaver carved his finger while opening a food tray in the clubhouse in Kansas City and was scratched from his start against the Royals.

Weaver had planned to beat Sunday.

The accident happened on Saturday night when the Righty cut his index finger on the pitching hand on the aluminum foil that covered a tray. Super Glue was applied, but it was not enough to bring Weaver deep into play.

Tyson Ross, claimed by the Cardinals last week from waivers by San Diego, was set up in place of Weaver.

"He cut it on the piece of the rubber," said Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt. "We found out in the seventh inning, it only made sense in the long run to give him a day off."

"It's on his right index finger, he probably could have started, but it just made sense not to push it and we're supposed to throw 90 or 1

00 pitches, we did not want him to miss another start," he said. "We want to leave that behind and get him to the next start, giving Tyson Ross a chance, it worked for Tyson and for us to have a good starter, and he's available and has more than just regular rest." [19659002] 24-year-old Weaver is 6-10 with an ERA of 4.66 in 23 starts.


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