Baseball Player Hit in Face with 90-MPH Pitch

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April 20, 2014 10:56am PST

A minor league baseball player and Corpus Christi Hooks Centerfielder in Texas was hit in the face with a 90 MPH fastball. The player was Delino DeShields who was drafted by the Hoston Astros in 2010.

The incident on Friday sure left a bruise.

The 21-year old was up at bat in a game against the Frisco Roughriders when the ball struck him in the face.

DeShields told NBC-DFW, “The pitch that hit me got on me kind of quick, and next thing you know I was on the ground.” DeShields was later able to walk off the field on his own. You have to appreciate the toughness in this young man.

“I am a very strong individual. I have a football mindset. That is what got me to walk off the field yesterday.” DeShields seems to be confident that he will be able to be back on the field shortly and that the injury should not sideline him for very long.

He tweeted this picture of himself. While the swelling is certainly pretty intense, it sure looks like Delino is in good spirits.

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