Pirates place Neil Walker on DL with lacerated hand

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Neil Walker hasn’t played since being spiked on the right hand by Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma and needing six stitches on April 27, and the Pirates have finally placed him on the disabled list.

Walker has been able to take ground balls and throw, but the deep laceration has made gripping and swinging a bat impossible.

Brandon Inge will continue to fill in at second base for Walker, who hit .253 with a .693 OPS in 23 games before the injury.