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Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler injures finger while putting on pants

Pitcher Zack Wheeler, seen here playing for the New York Mets in 2019 before signing with the Philadelphia Phillies this year, will not be able to start for the Phillies in Saturday's game against the Florida Marlins due to an injury to his fingernail that occurred while putting on his pants. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Pitcher Zack Wheeler, seen here playing for the New York Mets in 2019 before signing with the Philadelphia Phillies this year, will not be able to start for the Phillies in Saturday's game against the Florida Marlins due to an injury to his fingernail that occurred while putting on his pants. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler will not pitch against the Florida Marlins after he injured the nail on his right middle finger while putting on his pants.

Phillies manager Joe Girardi told reporters Wheeler will not start against the Marlins on Saturday after injuring his fingernail in an accident while dressing himself Wednesday.

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"You can't make this up," Girardi said. "It's very sore."

The manager said Wheeler won't be able to pitch until Monday at the earliest. He will be replaced in Saturday's game by Spencer Howard.

Wheeler has a 2.47 ERA through his first eight starts of the 2020 season. He signed with the team before the start of the season on a five-year, $118 million contract.

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