The greatest spring training tradition—baseball players injuring themselves in weird-ass ways—has arrived early this year. First Michael Saunders stepped on a sprinkler head and tore the meniscus in his knee, and now Tampa Bay Rays reliever Ronald Belisario has fractured his (non-throwing) shoulder while getting out of a swimming pool, but somehow didn't notice for a month.
Belisario is a non-roster invitee who is hoping to make the team with a strong spring training, which just got a lot harder now that he won't be able to throw for the next two weeks, at minimum. But with the season still a month away, there is plenty of time for even more bizarre injuries to surface. For some reason I sense that there is a shower curtain out there waiting to do some damage.
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