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Delino DeShields, Jr. hits two home runs in return from fractured cheekbone

May 10, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

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Great news here.

As you may recall, Astros prospect Delino DeShields, Jr. suffered a fractured cheekbone when he was hit in the face by a pitch on April 18 during a game with Double-A Corpus Christi. Well, he made his return to action last night. And it was pretty impressive.

DeShields, who ended up missing three weeks as a result of the fracture, homered in each of his first two-bats. He told Josh Jackson of after the game that he didn’t have any fear about getting back in the batter’s box.

“I was really relaxed. A lot of people would tell you that after getting hit in the face, they’d be nervous about getting in the box again. Not me. I was like, ‘You and me, let’s go.'”

While the injury was quite scary looking, things could have been much worse and DeShields has remained unbelievably optimistic during this entire process. It’s great to see him back this quickly and here’s hoping this will prove to be a minor speed bump on the way to a productive career.

  1. stew48 - May 10, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    It is great to see a player be able to get back after such an injury. It is easy to root for a kid with a million dollar smile and one who is not covered with tattoo’s.

  2. stex52 - May 10, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    They drafted him young, the talent was very raw and he has taken some time to develop. But I’m sure rooting for him. Tough kid.

  3. jeffa43 - May 10, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Promote Singleton !!!!!

    I can’t deal with the Carter/Guzman/Krause thing anymore!


    • stex52 - May 11, 2014 at 12:07 AM

      They will wait until June for the monetary break. But I think we will see him after that.

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