A thumb breaks when you remove a shirt? A torn meniscus during a failed attempt to pummel a teammate with a whipped cream pie? A scratched cornea from a feather in a hotel pillow? These are just some of the "bizarre injuries" that have plagued Major League Baseball players over the years, according to a summary recently compiled by The Washington Post.
Last week, Cleveland Indians player Zach Plesac broke his thumb when he removed his shirt in the locker room. But many other MLB players have suffered similar fates, such as a Milwaukee Brewers pitcher who cut his fingers with salad tongs, another Brewers player who shifted his shoulder during spring training and tried to tear a phone book in half or a Tampa Bay Rays pitcher that broke his toe as he tried to move a piece of decorative granite into a bathroom.
The Post article missed the famous 2004 sneeze from Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs, who twisted ligaments in his lower back when seasonal allergies got the best of him during his pre-game press chat.
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