Houston Astros prospect Delino Deshields Jr. made news this weekend after his face made contact with a very fast baseball while playing for Double-A Corpus Christi in Frisco, Texas, on Friday night.
The 21-year-old broke his left cheekbone and will be out for several weeks, MLB's Brian McTaggart reported.
"He's lucky considering," Hooks manager Keith Bodie said. "It could have been horrific, could have been catastrophic. He never saw the ball out of the pitcher's hand and took a 90-mph fastball right in the face. You can imagine how lucky we are that he's only got a fracture of his cheekbone. His head looks like a beach ball right now."
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