Pirates Lose Doumit for 8-10 Weeks

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Pittsburgh catcher Ryan Doumit will need an operation to repair a broken bone in his right wrist and will be out for 8 to 10 weeks.

Doumit's operation is scheduled for Thursday, when pins will be inserted into the broken scaphoid bone to fuse it.

Doumit, who led NL catchers with a .318 average last season, fractured the wrist bone while batting in Sunday's 11-1 loss to Atlanta.

Doumit had an MRI exam on Monday and a CT scan on Tuesday that revealed the injury.

He will be re-examined in about a month to determine when he can start rehab.