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Boston’s Ryan Sweeney injures hand while punching door

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Ryan Sweeney #12 of the Boston Red Sox watches his two run double during the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 29, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

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Just when Boston’s season couldn’t get any stupider...

Ryan Sweeney left Monday’s game after punching a door in frustration and will undergo X-rays on his left hand on Tuesday.

Sweeney was a trade candidate for the Red Sox, and though no deal was believed close, they were still discussing him with teams, including the Reds, according to’s Sean McAdam. He’s hit .260/.303/.373 in 204 at-bats for Boston this season.

If Sweeney is diagnosed with a break, there’s a good chance the Red Sox will refuse to pay him while he’s out. He’s making $1.75 million this season.