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Twins infielder Jamey Carroll talks about his permanently mangled hand (Video)

Who would have thought playing infield can take such a toll on a player’s hands? We all know middle infielders take a ton of abuse to their legs throughout the years with guys sliding into second and taking them out, but Jamey Carroll has given us an entirely new meaning for the term “seasoned veteran.” Just look at that meat hook attached to the end of his right arm.

The 38-year-old Twins infielder has bounced around from team to team throughout his 10-year career, and apparently every ground ball he took with those teams made his hand into an uglier collection of skin and bone.

“I’m not going to be a hand model when I’m done, that’s for sure,” Carroll said according to the Pioneer Press. “You deal with it and find a way to throw and get through it and keep going.”

What he means is his teammates find a way to deal with looking at it and keep moving forward. Carroll says he made his son cry earlier this year by taking so long to pick up his first hit of the season. If his son can touch that hand or be around it at home, you would think he could handle any of life’s challenges that are thrown his way.

H/T Hardball Talk

Jamey Carroll’s hitless start to the season made his son cry

Wednesday night at Target Field marked several firsts: The Twins beat the Angels for their first win of the season, and Jamey Carroll went 2-for-4 for his first hits of the season. Carroll’s second hit of the game was a tie-breaking single to help the Twins beat the Angels 6-5. The best part about the hit was that it helped the Twins win, but the second-best part is that it should ameliorate Carroll’s son sadness.

Carroll says his four-year-old son Cole was so sad about his father’s 0-for-14 start to the season he was reduced to tears on Tuesday. Carroll apparently shared the video with his teammates and it made the rounds in the clubhouse before the game Wednesday.

Not only will Cole Carroll be relieved about his dad’s success, but so will most Twins fans. Minnesota had a historically bad start to the season; only two other teams had gone 0-4 while scoring two-or-fewer runs per game, and both of them had horrible years. Minnesota at least scored six runs and beat last year’s All-Star Game starter Jered Weaver for their first win. That should be an encouraging sign.

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