Byrnes has surgery

Eric Byrnes had successful surgery Friday to repair a broken bone in his left hand. The surgery was performed by hand specialist Don Sheridan.

The D-backs outfielder was hit by a pitch from Bruce Feldman on Thursday night and fractured the fifth metacarpal in the hand. A plate and screw were inserted into the hand, Arizona manager A.J. Hinch said.

Byrnes is expected to miss four to six weeks.

It’s a tough break for Byrnes, who battled through hamstring problems last year. It’s been a frustrating go for him since he signed a three-year $30 million extension towards the end of the 2007 season. Last year was basically a lost year for him and now this one could be as well.


Byrnes is still one of my favorite players!

Tough break for Byrnesie. I kept hoping he’d get hot, give us a glimpse of ’07 and earn his $$$. But now this. What a way to drop $30mil. Huge loss for the team.

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