Baseball players have suffered strange and odd injuries throughout history. In 2004, the Cubs' Sammy Sosa threw out his back while sneezing; Glenallen Hill once cut himself on a glass table because he was having a nightmare about being attacked by spiders; and just last year, the Marlins' Chris Coghlan tore the meniscus in his left knee while planting a pie in teammate Wes Helms' face during a postgame interview.
Left-hander Chris Narveson was trying to fix some laces on his glove with a pair of scissors when his hand somehow slipped. He sliced the tip of his left thumb deeply enough that he had to have eight stitches, and left Busch Stadium with his digit bandaged and in a splint as a result.
"I was just fixing my glove," Narveson said. "I guess the screw on the end of the thing between the scissors was sticking through the bolt a little bit, I had my thumb up there and ran it across. Next thing, I look down and I've got a gash in my thumb.
Narveson was supposed to start on Friday against the Pirates at Miller Park, but the Brewers will obviously have to consider other options. He's not the only Brewers pitcher to suffer a strange injury this season, either:
Zack Greinke's broken rib suffered playing basketball in spring training was the first, and wound up sidelining him until May 4.
Shaun Marcum also wrenched his neck fielding a bunt in Colorado last month, but didn't miss any time as a result. Marcum also injured his hip in a game in Boston.
Lesson: be careful if you're a member of the Brewers rotation. Something's clearly out to get you.