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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Weird Injuries

Matt Cain injured his finger while making a sandwich

Brace yourselves, the spring training flu has carried over into the regular season. San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain was scratched from his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night after he injured his finger while — wait for it — making a sandwich. Could we really make this stuff up? Rick…Read More

Adrian Gonzalez injured his back while sightseeing

Adrian Gonzlaez may be enjoying his time in Australia a little too much. The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman left Thursday’s exhibition game against Team Australia with tightness in his back. He thinks the injury stems from walking around Sydney and sightseeing. “I need to rest, get off my feet,” Gonzalez said, per MLB.com’s Ken…Read More

Josh Beckett reportedly injured thumb by catching it in a door

Look, we know weird injuries are an important part of baseball culture. It wouldn’t be spring training without hangnails, pitching machine incidents, or sliced fingers. But is it just me or does this year already seem worse than ever? Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett is the latest victim. Beckett could miss his scheduled start…Read More

Henderson Alvarez sidelined by infected shin caused by ingrown hair

Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez has been scratched from his first spring training start on Sunday because of an infection in his right shin. In typical spring training MLB fashion, the injury is one we have never heard of before and will likely never happen again. Alvarez left training camp early Wednesday morning after reporters…Read More

Braves P Mike Minor had to get urethra surgery – ouch

Regular readers of LBS will tell you that one of our favorite pastimes is poking fun at baseball players for their weird — and oftentimes wimpy — injuries. We’ve seen everything from bad mattresses to infected bug bites, but the recent procedure Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Minor had to undergo is no laughing matter. You…Read More

Matt Harrison may miss Opening Day because of soft mattress

Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison burst onto the scene as a starter three years ago, compiling a 3.34 ERA and winning 32 games between the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Last year, Harrison made just two starts before needing two surgeries to repair a herniated disk in his back. He’s now in danger of not being…Read More

Mariners P Hisashi Iwakuma injures finger by catching it on net

Pitchers and catchers reported for spring training across Major League Baseball this week. You know what that means? Weird injuries are back, folks. The first victim of the offseason was Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. The News Tribune’s Bob Dutton reported on Wednesday that Iwakuma is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks after being…Read More

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