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Bill Madden: Meet baseball’s unlikely breakout stars of the 2021 season

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NEW YORK — Of all the injuries inflicting baseball this year — and heaven knows there’s already been an unduly amount of them — perhaps the most devastating and dumbest was the broken hand suffered by Braves rookie right-handed starter Huascar Ynoa last Sunday. Until venting his frustration over a rare bad outing by punching out a dugout bench and fracturing his right hand, the 22-year-old Ynoa had been among a handful of unlikely breakout stars this young season, carrying the Braves’ rotation — decimated by injuries to Mike Soroka (Achilles, shoulder) and Drew Smyly (forearm) and ineffectiven…

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