A sneeze-induced oblique strain and four other weird injuries this Spring
On Saturday, Kevin Pillar fell victim to this tradition by straining his oblique after a particularly violent sneeze. Although weird, it's actually a pretty common occurence -- experienced by players such as Sammy Sosa, Colby Rasmus and Goose Gossage. But is his injury the strangest this Spring? Let's take a look at four other contenders.
Ronald Belisario, TB: Fractures shoulder getting out of his pool
Belisario, signed to a Minor League contract by the Rays, hurt his shoulder getting out of his pool back in February. The injury ended up being a bit more serious than expected once the reliever reported to camp:
Chris Sale, CWS: Fractures foot getting out of truck
The 25-year-old ace suffered an injury more reserved for somebody three times his age. It involved stepping out of his truck:
Sadly, he won't be ready for Opening Day.
Michael Saunders, TOR: Tears meniscus after run-in with sprinkler
The newly acquired outfielder slipped while shagging fly balls at the end of last month. The culprit? A sprinkler. Saunders prognosis has improved post-surgery, but he'll still be out for a few more weeks.
Corey Hart, PIT: Slices foot getting into hot tub
We feel ya, Corey. Hot tubs can be strange, mysterious places ...