San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes, who lost one of his top pitchers, Andrew Cashner, for up to six months after a deer-butchering accident last week, worries about the number of baseball players involved with guns and hunting in the off season.
“I don’t know if athletes are predisposed to guns or not, but it’s certainly something that concerns you.”
Cashner, an avid hunter,suffered a lacerated tendon in his right thumb in a deer-butchering accident last week, and underwent surgery Tuesday. He won’t be able to pitch until May or June, Byrnes said.
Although the injury was a knife wound, Byrnes said it was the direct result of a hunting trip with guns.