Houston Astros shortstop Clint Barmes suffered a broken hand on Saturday, and will be lost to the team for 4-6 weeks. The Associated Press, courtesy of espn.com, has the story, below.

Houston Astros shortstop Clint Barmes

Houston Astros shortstop Clint Barmes has a broken left hand, the result of getting hit by a pitch, and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Barmes had X-rays Saturday morning that revealed the injury. He was hit just above the wrist by a pitch from the Yankees' Ivan Nova in Friday night's exhibition game in Tampa.

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