Chad Pinder didn't play in Saturday's game against the Rockies, but on Sunday morning, the A's placed him on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow laceration.
About an hour after the news came down, beat writers with the team in Denver reported that Pinder was involved in a car accident on Saturday afternoon, prior to the game in the evening.
Pinder was not driving the car, according to The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. Pinder's fiance was in the car and suffered a bruise.
Pinder was involved in a car accident with him and his fiancé yesterday in downtown Denver that's where the laceration came from. His fiancé is also OK, suffering from just bruising. Pinder said it could have been worse.— Julian McWilliams (@JulianMack105) July 29, 2018
Pinder needed three stitches on elbow, some butterfly stitches on his arm and he won't be allowed to swing for awhile. He says his fiancée has a bruise. They were checked out fully and are ok.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 29, 2018
Pinder says his entire arm and his pants were covered in blood. Very scary situation. Accident was in downtown Denver around noon yesterday. Pinder was not driving.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 29, 2018
Infield prospect Franklin Barreto was recalled to take Pinder's place on the roster.
In 71 games this season, Pinder is hitting .259/.332/.453 with nine doubles, 10 home runs and 23 RBI.