Pirates' Kyle Crick needs season-ending surgery after altercation with teammate Felipe Vazquez

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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.

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"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.

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.

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