I’ve been hit in the face with a basketball, volleyball and got hit in the eye by one of those bouncy balls and it hurt, really bad. So I can kind of feel Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera’s pain.
Cabrera left Monday’s 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies with a bloody face after a hard grounder from Hunter Pence hit Detroit’s six-time All-Star near the right eye.
Cabrera was taken to a hospital to receive stitches and get precautionary X-rays.
“We don’t have any information,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said, repeating that answer several times.
Cabrera was wearing sunglasses, and it’s uncertain whether the wicked one-hopper hit the right lens or just under it. He wiped blood off with his hand and held a towel to his face as he walked off the field.
“It swelled up,” Leyland said. “Basically he looked like a fighter that needed a cut man and wasn’t doing any good in the fight.”
Cabrera’s head snapped back as the ball shot up. He stayed on his feet, but seemed dazed.
Glad Cabrera is okay. His cute face won’t look okay for a few days though.