CLEVELAND -- The situation could take months to resolve, but the Major League Baseball Players Association has officially filed a grievance over the Indians' handling this month of injured reliever Nick Hagadone.
Hagadone's case, which stems from him being placed on the Minor League disqualified list rather than the Major League disabled list, will be handled between the MLBPA and MLB.
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti had no comment on Thursday.
Following his most recent outing, on July 6 against the Rays, the lefty sustained what Antonetti described at the time as a "self-inflicted" injury to his pitching hand. After being pulled from the game, in which he allowed two runs in two-thirds of an inning, Hagadone reacted with anger, slamming a door and injuring himself in the process.
Earlier this month, Hagadone underwent surgery to repair his fractured left radius, which is in the forearm area below the wrist. A screw was inserted; he could be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
"We're certainly disappointed with the reaction to it," Antonetti said on July 8. "He was certainly very frustrated coming out of the game. We certainly would have wished he would have handled it a little differently."
Hagadone, 26, was optioned to Triple-A following that outing and placed on the disqualified list two days later. A player is ineligible for pay for the days spent on the disqualified list, whereas a player on the Major League DL still receives compensation.
Hagadone posted a 16.43 ERA over his last 10 appearances after having a 2.04 ERA in his first 17 outings.