This Sports Injury Ranks Among the Weirdest

Brock Holt was wounded by his 2-year-old son
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2019 2:38 PM CDT
This Sports Injury Ranks Among the Weirdest
Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt, left, throws to first after forcing out Seattle Mariners' Tom Murphy at second base in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Red Sox can thank a two-year-old boy for putting their second baseman out of commission. Brock Holt says his son Griffin mistakenly poked him in the right eye and scratched his cornea before the Sox played the Seattle Mariners on March 28—opening day, the Boston Herald reports. Holt played anyway, went 1-for-16 to start the season, and realized his irritated eye was hurting his game. So he went on the 10-day injured list before playing Saturday. "It's not funny, but it is funny," he tells the Boston Globe. This no doubt ranks among baseball's weirder injuries, which include stepping in a gopher hole, getting burnt by a tanning bed, and dislocating a thumb while putting on socks, per an old Mental Floss rundown. (More baseball stories.)

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