Former Giants first round pick Kyle Crick involved in clubhouse fight at Oracle Park

Former SF Giants pitcher Kyle Crick underwent season-ending finger surgery after being involved in a fight in the visiting clubhouse at Oracle Park

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Kyle Crick (59) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning at AT&T Park on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group)
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SAN FRANCISCO — Former Giants first round draft pick Kyle Crick will miss the remainder of the season due to an injury sustained during a pregame altercation in the visiting clubhouse at Oracle Park on Monday.

A Pittsburgh Pirates team release announced that Crick underwent extensor tendon repair surgery on his right index finger in San Francisco Tuesday after fighting with teammate and Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez on Monday.

Crick, a 2011 first round draft choice of the Giants, was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in January, 2018 in the deal that brought Andrew McCutchen to San Francisco.

Crick appeared in 30 games and posted a 3.06 ERA for the Giants as a rookie in 2017 before he and former Giants prospect Bryan Reynolds were traded to Pittsburgh.

Reynolds has emerged as a contender for the National League batting title as a rookie outfielder with the Pirates this season, but Crick’s season has gone in a different direction.

Crick was in the news three weeks ago after a story published by The Athletic suggested Crick was upset with the team’s inconsistent treatment of its relievers. Crick reportedly took issue with apparent preferential treatment the Pirates gave to Vázquez.

Crick’s surgery was performed by the Giants’ team hand specialist, Dr. Scott Hanson.

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