Minor league baseball player hit in the face with 90 mph fastball

Source: DeShields Twitter
Source: DeShields Twitter

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (WIS) A former Lexington Legends outfielder suffered a cheekbone fracture when he was hit in the face by a 90 mph fastball Friday night in Corpus Christi, Texas.

In the top of the seventh, Delino DeShields, Jr., who now plays for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks, was struck in the face by a pitch from Frisco RoughRiders Phil Klein, the team said.

DeShields left the field under his own power and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

On Saturday, he snapped a photo of his injury and posted it on Twitter.

"To anyone that is concerned as you can see I'm doing fantastic! Blessed to see another day! Always smiling," Deshields said via Twitter.

The center fielder was placed on the disabled list by the Hooks for Saturday's game.

There's no word when DeShields will be back on the field.

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