The Bradenton Marauders have placed right-handed pitcher Gage Hinsz on the disabled list with a scapular stress fracture on his right side. It's a very rare injury in baseball players, but it's not considered a long-term injury. One of the most recent cases involving an MLB player is Michael Wacha, who was placed on the DL with the same injury after his start on June 17, 2014. He was able to return to action in the minors on August 31st that year and rejoined the Cardinals four days later. Matt Harvey and Brandon McCarthy have also had the injury.

This will obviously end the season for Hinsz and the Fall Instructional League wouldn't be an option to make up innings. He has dealt with shoulder issues of and on this season, so this might be the particular injury which has caused him to mi...

To celebrate the upcoming MLB draft, we’re offering a big subscription discount of 18% off from now through the draft , so that you can follow all of our updates and coverage.To get the discount, use the code MLBDRAFT for an Annual subscription, or MLBDRAFT3 for a Top Prospect Plan.

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail