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