http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd ... d=18440366
Hamate bone fractures are common among ballplayers. Ken Griffey Jr., Troy Tulowitzki and Dustin Pedroia are among the most recognizable players who sustained this injury. Sandoval, who obviously did his homework, cited DeRosa, Mike Fontenot and Darren Ford as teammates who hurt themselves in similar fashion.
I like the contrast of the first three players to the second group of three. Cliffs don't get much steeper than that.
It sucks when you're searching for a replacement and the foremost question is, which of these will hurt me least?