Kyle Crick's season is over.
The 26-year-old reliever underwent surgery to repair tendons in the finger of his right hand, the team announced Tuesday. He is expected to make a full recovery by next season.
Crick was injured during an altercation with teammate Felipe Vazquez in the clubhouse before a 6-4 win over the Giants in San Francisco on Monday. The team fined both players after the incident.
"The behavior exhibited by these two players last night is unacceptable, inconsistent with the standards expected of a Major League player and will not be tolerated by the organization," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement.
Kyle Crick needed surgery today after altercation with teammate Felipe Vazquez. Pirates statement below. pic.twitter.com/xeaBBHp7tg
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) September 11, 2019
Crick, who is in his second season with Pittsburgh, holds a 3-7 record with a 4.96 ERA in 52 games in 2019.
Vazquez, a two-time All-Star, has recorded 26 saves this season.
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The Pirates have struggled this season and entered play Tuesday in last place of the National League Central with a 63-81 record.