Milwaukee Brewers star Devin Williams, one of the standout relief pitchers in MLB, is likely out for the remainder of the season after a highly avoidable incident over the weekend.
The 27-year-old spoke with reporters on Wednesday and revealed that he suffered a broken hand after punching a wall shortly after the Brewers clinched the NL Central division. At some point during his celebration and a few too many drinks later, Williams struck the wall.
Williams’ broken hand will likely require surgery, according to TMZ Sports.
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“After our celebration I went out to have a few drinks and on my way home I was a little frustrated, upset and had punched a wall,” Williams told reporters. “I feel like I’ve let my team down, our coaching staff, our fans, everyone. I know how big of a role I play on this team and there’s a lot of people counting on me. But I guess all I can do now is cheer my team on and learn from it and not make that same mistake in the future.”
This season in 58 appearances, Williams is 8-2 with a 2.50 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 54 innings.