Matt Curry had hamate surgery. Photo Credit: David Hague
Altoona Curve first baseman Matt Curry had surgery to fix the fractured hamate bone in his right wrist yesterday. Curry was our #34 prospect in the Pirates system entering 2013, and losing the middle-of-the-line up threat will likely hurt the already struggling Curve offense.
Before hitting the DL earlier this week, the left-handed hitting Curry was batting .248/.286/.400 with four home runs and 16 RBIs.
While I did not receive official word on the length of his expected absence, generally hamate surgery requires about a two month layoff, so Curry should return to action later this summer....
John Eshleman joined Pirates Prospects in 2012, providing live coverage of the State College Spikes and the Altoona Curve. He will return for the 2013 season to provide coverage of the Jamestown Jammers while they are in State College. He will also be providing coverage of the Altoona Curve throughout the year. John is currently earning a Ph.D in Rural Sociology from Penn State University, and he lives in State College with his fiance Allison. Also, he hates the designated hitter rule.