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Postby eftda » Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:58 pm

Dunn says he played most of season with hand injury

ESPN wrote:CINCINNATI -- Adam Dunn said he played most of last season for the Reds with a hairline fracture in his right hand.

Dunn said the injury occurred when he dived into third base in a game against Houston in May. Later in the season, he said he was hit by a pitch in the same spot.

It wasn't clear if former Reds manager Dave Miley or the Reds front office were aware of Dunn's injury.

Dunn said his hand still hurts but he downplayed the injury. It was checked this week, and the doctor recommended he put a splint on it, he said.

Right.

"The heck with that," Dunn said.

Dunn is expected to move from the outfield to first base this season. He hit .247 with 40 home runs and 101 RBI last season.


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Postby Jackie Treehorn » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:05 pm

Ahhhhh, THAT explains why he didn't steal all of those bases he said he was going to last year. :-B
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Postby seancasey21 » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:23 pm

Here's the ENTIRE article from the Dayton Daily News. Dunn apparently didn't seek out a reporter to tell this information. I think it would be smart if somebody in the new ownership pulled him aside and told him to get it fixed during the offseason so it hopefully doesn't get worse down the road


Dunn played '05 with broken hand
Reds slugger says injury still hurts
By Hal McCoy

Dayton Daily News

Adam Dunn hit 40 home runs last season. He drove in 101 runs, scored 107 runs and walked 114 times — all with a broken right hand.

It's his football mentality.

Reds manager Jerry Narron let it slip this week at a Dayton Agonis Club meeting when somebody criticized Dunn.

"He broke his hand twice last year and wouldn't let us X-ray it because he wanted to play," said Narron.

When Dunn was asked about it, he uttered a profanity and said, "He isn't supposed to be talking about that. It was not that big of a deal."

Asked how long the hand hurt, Dunn said, "What time is it now?"

So, it still hurts.

"Yeah, I had it checked this week and the doctor said I should put a splint on it, but the heck with that," said the man who takes over first base for the Cincinnati Reds this year.

Dunn, a former scholarship quarterback at the University of Texas before he was the Reds' No. 2 draft choice in 1998, believes a little ol' hairline fracture shouldn't stop a 6-foot-6, 275-pound Texan.

And it didn't.

"In May in Houston, I was diving back into third base on a pickoff play and Morgan Ensberg stepped on the hand," he said.

Dunn played on.

"Later in the year, some home game and I don't remember who, I was hit on the hand, same exact spot," he said. "I remember how I used to make fun of Aaron Boone for getting hit on the hands all the time and asking him, 'How does that happen? How can you get hit on the hand? Can't you get out of the way?' Now I know."

Dunn was preparing Thursday morning to attend a dinner in Houston, where he was to receive the Major League Player of the Year award from the Houston baseball writers. It was suggested they were buttering him up for when he becomes a free agent after the 2007 season, so he'll sign with his hometown Astros.

"Don't know about that," he said. "I do know I thought it was a small gathering, but they told me today there would be 1,700 people there. If I had known that I would have said no."

Dunn, 26 and the owner of 158 homers in his four seasons with the Reds, is an arbitration case, asking for $8.95 million for this season. The Reds are offering $7.1 million.

Asked if the Reds had talked to him about signing a multi-year contract, he said, "That is a big no. Not a word. I've heard rumors, but nothing official."

Now that the team is under new ownership and a new general manager is coming aboard, Dunn hopes that changes.

"I've heard great stuff about the new owner (Bob Castellini)," he said. "He showed this team a lot by stepping right in and firing Dan O'Brien. I love that he wasn't afraid to do something. I hear he is a guy who will hang around the clubhouse and I love that.

"Too many owners you feel like they're the Pope and that you have to take off your shoes in their presence. But I heard Castellini is a regular dude and I look forward to meeting him," he added.

And his checkbook?

Dunn is looking even more forward to the first day he arrives in spring training camp, and his teammates have been forewarned. He remains a huge University of Texas fan and was at the Rose Bowl for the Longhorns' national championship victory over Southern California.

"I took a lot of heat and grief from teammates about Texas last fall," he said. "I'm going to have some fun when I get there and they're going to hear it from me non-stop."

There might be orange-and-white crepe paper decorating the clubhouse and he said a lot of his teammates might be forced to wear orange T-shirts under their uniform tops.
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Postby hybrid » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:30 pm

I love the "Big Donkay" and all, some of his interviews are very amusing to read. That said he really needs to get this fixed. One wrong move and his season could be over, which would hurt the team. Not only that, but what happens when he changes his swing to account for the pain, nothing good will come from it. It's valiant to try and work through it, but when you have the time to correct it, you really should.
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Postby quietstorm » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:35 pm

LOL... I love Dunn.

Think what he could do with that hand in good shape. ;)
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Postby tlef316 » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:51 pm

eh, this isnt big news to me. The guy is what he is... 40-45 HR's with a poor average and tons of K's. The hand obviously didnt hurt his power. IMO, this is non-story. He's still gold in h2h leagues, but you need someone else to compensate for his poor average in a roto league.
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Postby quietstorm » Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:03 pm

He's gold IRL, too; great batting eye.
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Postby theclefe » Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:56 pm

I disagree. I think he is an arrogant jerk. He used to "make fun" of Aaron Boone by going on national TV and berating the guy. I hope he don't get his hand fixed. It would serve him right if it turn more serious. The tough guy is gambling with the team's season.

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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:08 pm

theclefe wrote:I disagree. I think he is an arrogant jerk. He used to "make fun" of Aaron Boone by going on national TV and berating the guy. I hope he don't get his hand fixed. It would serve him right if it turn more serious. The tough guy is gambling with the team's season.

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Berating him for what...never heard what he said, but if it were things like:

He swings at anything within 300 feet of the plate, he would have a point.
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Postby theclefe » Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:16 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:
theclefe wrote:I disagree. I think he is an arrogant jerk. He used to "make fun" of Aaron Boone by going on national TV and berating the guy. I hope he don't get his hand fixed. It would serve him right if it turn more serious. The tough guy is gambling with the team's season.

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Berating him for what...never heard what he said, but if it were things like:

He swings at anything within 300 feet of the plate, he would have a point.


it was right after Boone went to the Yanks. Dunn and some other muscular fellow went on Best Damn and made fun of Boone (personally). I don't remember the specifics, but it really struck a cord with me.

Now, everything I read or see about him makes my hate grow.
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