Saturday, September 29, 2012

Howard's nightmare season comes to end

Ryan Howard's 2012 season is over five games quicker than he, or anyone else expected.

According to Philly.com on Saturday, Howard suffered a broken right big toe when he dropped an iron he uses to add extra weight to his bat onto his foot while waiting in the on-deck circle in Thursday's home loss to Washington.

X-rays taken on Friday revealed a hairline fracture, which is not expected to hamper his offseason workouts or his impending nuptials.

The 32-year-old St. Louis native will finish with his lowest totals in several key categories since his 2004 major league debut. In just 71 games played, the slugger hit .219 with 14 home runs, 11 doubles and 56 RBI. He fanned 99 times and walked just 25 times in 260 at-bats.


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