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Royals LHP Bale fractures pitching hand punching hotel door

Updated: May 5, 2008, 6:50 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CLEVELAND -- Kansas City Royals left-hander John Bale, already on the disabled list due to a tight shoulder, broke his pitching hand punching a door at the team's hotel Friday night.

A club spokesman said Bale informed team officials he had pain in his hand after arriving at Progressive Field for Saturday night's game against Cleveland. X-rays were taken during the game, revealing the fracture on the side of his hand.

Bale returned to Kansas City Sunday morning. He will be examined ...

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