Crick Injured, Done For Season After Physical Altercation with Vazquez

Both players were fined an undisclosed amount of money

Andrew Limberg
September 11, 2019 - 10:42 am

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SAN FRANCISCO (93.7 The Fan) - Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez and Kyle Crick got into an alternation Monday evening just before the game against the Giants in San Francisco.

During the incident, Crick suffered an injury that required surgery to repair a tendon in his right finger.

Crick will be out for the rest of the season and is expected to be ready for Spring Training next year.

Pirates General Manger Neal Huntington said in a statement:

 “The behavior exhibited by these two players last night is unacceptable, inconsistent with the standards expected of a Major League player and will not be tolerated by the organization.”

Both players were fined an undisclosed amount of money for the fight.

Fan Pirates insider Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette told the Fan Morning Show that Crick has had issues with the way Vazquez carries himself in the lock room for a while now.

This is the third internal incident that has resulted in fines/suspensions this season.

In July reliever Keone Kella reportedly got into an incident with the team’s peak-performance coach, Hector Morales.

In early August Crick was reportedly involved in an incident with bullpen coach Euclides Rojas.

“I’m not concerned with the chemistry, I have concerns about three individual incidents that have gone on this year,” said Pirates Manager Hurdle after Tuesday night’s 5-4 loss. “I’ve been here nine years, we’ve had none, we’ve had three this year.”

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