Wilson breaks hand in home accident

Wilson breaks hand in home accident

SEATTLE -- Mariners shortstop Jack Wilson has a broken bone in his throwing hand and is headed for the 15-day disabled list.

Wilson slipped in his bathroom following Saturday night's loss to the Royals and broke his fall with his right hand. During the accident, he fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in his throwing hand. The bone is below the base of his pinky finger.

Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge suffered a fracture of the same bone in his left (non-throwing) hand on July 19 and returned to action Aug. 4 even though the original prognosis for a return to action from the injury, which in Inge's case was non-displaced, was four to six weeks. That means it's possible that Wilson's injury will end his season, but the shortstop will find out more when he visits a hand specialist Monday.

Josh Wilson took his place in the lineup on Sunday and likely will start in Jack Wilson's place indefinitely.

Jack Wilson was hot at the plate, going 2-for-3 on Saturday and 5-for-16 with a double, a triple, three runs and two walks on the homestand.