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Carlos Quentin gets plunked on wrist, exits game

Apr 9, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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UPDATE: X-rays came back negative on the wrist, leaving Quentin day-to-day.

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Ball-magnet Carlos Quentin was forced from Tuesday’s game between the Dodgers and Padres in the seventh inning after being hit in the right wrist by a Ronald Belisario sinker.

Quentin started towards first base after the plunking, but he made it only a few steps before calling the trainer out. One imagines the trainer would have come out to see him anyway, but he wanted assistance then and there, which wouldn’t seem to bode very well.

Despite missing big chunks of seasons with injuries, Quentin led his league in HBPs in both 2011 (23 in 118 games for the White Sox) and 2012 (17 in 86 games with the Padres). In just 709 major league games, he’s been hit by 115 pitches, which ranks tied for 36th all-time. On a per-plate appearance basis, he’s the most plunked player ever.

  1. 13arod - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    maybe he needs to step back a step or two in the batters box so he won’t get hit that often (:

  2. ptfu - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Quentin’s also the most brittle player ever. Doesn’t combine well with being the most plunked. Can the dude get some Barry Bonds-style armor for his own safety?

    • ezthinking - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:57 PM

      Baseball restricts the body armor. Most all of Quentin’s injures are from playing the field.

  3. cowboysoldiertx - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Did he get hit in the face a few times?

  4. thebadguyswon - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Biggest pansy in baseball.

    • icanspeel - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:16 AM

      How so? He is always willing to take 1 for the team.. although this time the ball kept tailing in and you could tell he didn’t think it’d hit him when it did.

  5. coryfor3 - Apr 10, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    Must be like pitching to an egg.

  6. jwbiii - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    http://smellslikemascot.blogspot.com/2010/07/carlos-questionable.html

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