Player Injures Himself in Dugout Tantrum

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper cuts himself throwing bat
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2012 1:25 PM CDT
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper waits for a pitch from Cincinnati Reds pitcher Sam LeCure during the ninth inning.   (AP Photo/David Kohl)

(Newser) – Temper, temper: Young star Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals might miss a few games after he a hurled a bat against the dugout wall and it bounced back and hit him near the eye, reports the Washington Times. He needed 10 stitches to close the cut and had a welt the size of a golf ball afterward. "I just got caught up in the moment," said Harper, who slammed the bat after grounding out as part of an 0-for-5 night. One teammate already is calling him "Bam Bam," writes Amanda Comak. The Bleacher Report has more.

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