Reds' Stephenson hit by foul tip, breaks clavicle

by Daryn Albert - Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson had his right clavicle broken on a foul tip during Friday's 9-5 win over the Cardinals.

Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson injured by foul tip 8:29 AM ET ESPN News Services Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson had his right clavicle broken on a foul tip during Friday's 9-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals . Stephenson, 25, suffered the injury when he was hit by the foul tip from Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning. Stephenson left the game after being unable to make a throw on Goldschmidt's chopper between the plate and mound. "I thought the pain would go away, but when I went to throw, I couldn't do it," Stephenson said. "I have to sleep in a chair. I can feel the bones rub together. The good thing is no surgery. It just has to heal right." This is a third notable injury for Stephenson this season. He also suffered a concussion in April and a fractured right thumb in June. He is hitting .319 with six home runs and 35 RBIs in 50 games this season. The Associated Press contributed to this report.