Giants Starter Has "Small Fracture" in Hand

San Francisco Giants starter Jakob Junis has been diagnosed with a small fracture in the palm of his left hand. 

Junis suffered the injury when he was hit by a 108 MPH comebacker during his start on Sunday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies. However, since the fracture is in Junis' glove hand, he's optimistic he'll be able to pitch through it. 

Junis said that he won't catch the ball with that hand when he plays catch and throws bullpens this week.

He's currently slated to start against the Minnesota Twins this weekend and, right now, everything is trending towards that happening. 

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Junis has been a pleasant surprise for the Giants this season, posting a 3.58 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 69 strikeouts over 78 innings. He's also knocked down his walk rate to a career-low, sitting at just 1.8 walks per nine innings this season. 

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