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Shane Carle leaves outing with numbness in right thumb and index finger

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The reliever had a great run in April, but unfortunately had to leave Tuesday’s game after just two pitches thrown.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a great run for Shane Carle in April so far, but after throwing his first two pitches in May, he was forced to depart the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game with an injury. Facing Adrian Gonzalez, Carle missed the zone with each of his first two attempts, and then signaled for the trainers while shaking his head and snapping his fingers.

There are many causes for numbness in the hand and fingers, some pitching-related, others not. We won’t officially speculate regarding the cause of these symptoms, but hopefully they are minor and Carle can get right back on the relief horse. Stay tuned for updates.

Shane Carle had a remarkable run in April, putting up a team-leading 0.7 fWAR in under 20 innings of work after being acquired for a player to be named later or cash considerations from the Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason. Daniel Winkler took over for Carle in the seventh and finished Carle’s plate appearance against Adrian Gonzalez by issuing a walk. He then retired the next three hitters to preserve the Braves’ 3-1 advantage.