The Pittsburgh Pirates have fined relievers Kyle Crick and Felipe Vazquez after a locker room altercation prior to Monday’s game.

What is worse than a couple of teammates fighting in the locker room prior to a game is losing one of them for the rest of the season because of an injury. Well, that happened as Crick injured his throwing hand and required surgery to repair damage done to a tendon in his index finger.

Fighting isn’t new to the Pirates who have had brouhahas with the Cincinnati Reds in April, the Atlanta Braves in June and the Reds once again last month. Now, those were a bit different since the hostilities were directed at the other team. However, they have had an altercation in the locker room prior to Monday that involved a coach and a player.

That altercation resulted in two suspensions being handed out after Crick reportedly had to be separated from bullpen coach Euclides Rojas. The argument between the pair started when Crick complained about the club’s favourable treatment of Vazquez.

After Monday’s fight, Crick will miss the remainder of the season, but he is expected to be ready for spring training next year.

Crick is in his second season with the Pirates after coming over from the Giants in the Andrew McCutchen trade. This year he is 3-7 with a 4.96 ERA in 52 games.

Vazquez, a two-time All-Star closer, has 84 saves in just over three seasons with Pittsburgh.