Sigh. It’s always something.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster is going to miss at least three weeks after breaking his big toe.
Dempster said he caught his foot on the dugout railing while jumping out of the dugout running onto the field after Sunday’s win over the Brewers.
“Sweet, huh?” Dempster said.
Here’s Dempster’s explanation:
“Sunday after the game I was coming out of the dugout and stepping over the top of the railing there, I was sitting up on the ledge, and I caught my left foot on the rail as I was coming over and it just spun me around and slammed me into the ground. When I did it, I thought I just ripped my nail back on my foot. Unfortuinately, the result wasn’t very funny. If you ask Derrek Lee, he thought it was pretty funny, because the first person I saw when I looked up was D-Lee, and he was laughing. I’m sure it looked hysterical from his angle.
“The unfortunate part was my foot, I guess just the way it hit- it came down straight into the ground. Came into the clubhouse and my toenail was ripped back and it was bleeding, and then I thought that was pretty much the end of it, thought I’d just tape it up.” Hardball.
Kevin Hart will be called back up from AAA Iowa to take Dempster’s spot in the rotation tomorrow. From there, depending on how he does, the Cubs could try to get a couple starts out of Sean Marshall.