Jose Iglesias has settled in nicely with the Detroit Tigers since he came over from the Boston Red Sox at the trade deadline. He already proved why Detroit wanted him by making one of the best plays of the year earlier this week, but one pitch on Friday was enough to make anyone uncomfortable.
During the bottom of the third inning, Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy drilled Iglesias directly in the nuts with a fastball. The only thing that will improve is his on-base percentage, but I’m not sure it was worth it. Iglesias went down for a few seconds and was tended to by trainers, but he remained in the game. Here’s a photo that shows the moment of contact, courtesy of World of Isaac:
It’s rare that we ever seen two players take a ball to the man region within a few days of each other, but unfortunately Iglesias was not the first this week. Let’s hope this is the last play we’ll be adding to our list of nut shots for at least a while.
GIF via Guyism