Tyler Stephenson has suffered some terrible injury luck this season. And he got another big dose of misfortune Thursday.
Stephenson has a fractured right thumb. Out 4-6 weeks— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) June 9, 2022
The injury occurred during the fourth inning when Stephenson took a foul tip off the digit. He was immediately replaced at catcher.
Stephenson received National League Rookie of the Year votes last year after finishing with a .286 average and a .797 OPS. He spent time on the injured list earlier this year with a concussion, the third of his career. He has a solid .305/.361/.468 slash line with five homers in 42 games this season.
Aramis Garcia replaced Stephenson on Thursday and will probably get the bulk of the playing time in his place. However, Garcia carries no fantasy value.