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Nationals' Drew Storen suffered non-displaced fracture in right thumb, likely done for season

Reports out of Miami today say that Washington Nationals' right-hander Drew Storen suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb slamming his locker shut after a rough outing against the New York Mets earlier this week in Washington.

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According to reports out of Miami this afternoon, Washington Nationals' reliever Drew Storen is likely done for the season after he suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb when he slammed his locker after a rough appearance against the New York Mets this past week in D.C.

Storen came on in relief of Stephen Strasburg with a runner on and one out in the top of the eighth inning of what was a tie game and gave up a two-run blast by Yoenis Cespedes that put the Mets up for good in a 5-3 win.

"He gave up a homer. It happens in this game. If he made a pitch down and away he may get that double play ball, but he hung it up in the middle of the plate." -Matt Williams on Drew Storen vs the Mets

It was another in a series of tough outings for the 28-year-old right-hander, who gave up a base-clearing double and three walks against the Mets the previous night, continuing a stretch rough appearances over the last month.

In his last 13 ⅔ innings pitched, Storen's given up , 17 hits, three of them home runs, 16 runs, 14 earned (9.22 ERA), and six walks, with opposing hitters putting up a .293/.388/.534 line against him.

If he is indeed done for the season, Storen will end the year with a 3.44 ERA, a 2.80 FIP, 16 walks (2.62 BB/9) and 67 Ks (10.96 K/9) in 55 innings, over which he's put up a .217/.291/.312 line against.

Here's what MASN's Dan Kolko and Washington Post writer Chelsea Janes tweeted about Storen after meeting with Nats' skipper Matt Williams today: