Posted: Tuesday May 21, 2013 2:34 AM

Nats lose Mattheus to broken pitching hand

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Washington Nationals will be without reliever Ryan Mattheus after learning that the right-hander broke his pitching hand punching a locker in frustration following his rocky outing Sunday.

Manager Davey Johnson made the announcement after the Nationals' 8-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

The news came on the same night that the Giants lost starter Ryan Vogelsong to a fractured right hand. He was injured while trying to check his swing on a foul ball in the fifth inning.

Mattheus allowed five runs in one inning of Washington's 13-4 loss to the San Diego Padres. According to Johnson, Mattheus did not inform the team of his injury until just before Tuesday's game at AT&T Park.

 
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