Zunino, 22, fractured the hamate bone in his left hand on his RBI single to left field in the second inning of last night's game vs. the Twins. He remained in the game for three more innings before being removed prior to the top of the fifth inning. Zunino's injury was confirmed by an MRI exam this morning. He is scheduled to see a Mariners team doctor today, and will undergo surgery early next week. Zunino is expected to miss approximately six weeks.
Since his selection on June 12, Zunino appeared in 29 games with Seattle, batting .242 (24x99) with 4 doubles, 2 home runs and 10 RBI. In his last 11 games (July 8-25), he hit .324 (11x34) with 2 doubles, a home run, 6 RBI and 7 walks. He reached base safely via hit or walk in 10 of the 11 games, and had driven in the "game winning" RBI in each his past three starts.