Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt has been placed on the disabled list with a left knee subluxation, which the left-hander says he suffered while playing with his children.
We were kind of playing around, and I just lost my footing. … It’s unfortunate. I’m frustrated. I feel bad for what happened–it’s a little embarrassing–but I wasn’t doing anything stupid.
This isn’t the first time Affeldt has suffered a weird injury while at home. Back in 2011 he sliced open his right hand while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers and missed the final month of the season.
After this latest injury Giants manager Bruce Bochy called it “Jeremy being Jeremy” and Affeldt called it “another standard ‘me injury’ on an off day.”
Affeldt has a 5.46 ERA this season, so it’s not a huge blow to San Francisco’s bullpen.