Hellickson reinjures wrist, may be done for season
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ATLANTA — Washington Nationals pitcher Jeremy Hellickson may miss the rest of the season after reinjuring his right wrist while batting in the fourth inning of Saturday’s 7-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Rookie Juan Soto, 19, became the youngest player to steal three bases in a game, helping the Nationals stop the Braves’ six-game winning streak with a 7-1 victory.
Hellickson sprained his right wrist on Aug. 15 when he landed awkwardly while covering home plate after throwing a wild pitch at St. Louis.
The right-hander made his first appearance since and got hurt again. The 2011 American League Rookie of the Year is scheduled for an MRI on Sunday.
Hellickson missed 22 games in June because of a right hamstring strain. He is 5-3 with a 3.45 ERA in 19 starts.
“The injuries have been pretty frustrating,” Hellickson said. “All three were out of my control. To only make 19 starts stinks, so I’ve just got to think about other things and just try to get healthy.”
Nationals pitcher Jeremy Hellickson made his first start Saturday since injuring his right wrist on Aug. 15. Hellickson was forced from