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MLB Pitchers: Put Down that Fake Guitar

In the near future baseball players will have clauses in their contracts preventing them from playing video games. It will be called the “Joel Zumaya clause:”

The Tigers are satisfied they won’t see a recurrence of the right wrist and forearm inflammation that sidelined Joel Zumaya for three games of the American League Championship Series.

Why? Club president and general manager Dave Dombrowski told WXYT-AM (1270) on Wednesday the team had concluded Zumaya’s injury resulted from playing a video game, not from his powerful throwing motion.

“That was probably what was taking place,” Dombrowski later told the Free Press.

Zumaya, 22, was known to play “Guitar Hero,” a PlayStation 2 game in which a player uses a guitar-shaped controller to simulate the performance of popular songs.

Keep this guy away from any Nintendo Wiis.

[via Engadget]

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