MLB pitcher returns with black eyes “I was playing basketball with my 3-year-old son…”

Professional sports players injure their bodies for various reasons. Sometimes, in everyday life, there are cases where you get injured for absurd reasons and collect topics.

Bullpen pitcher Peter Fairbanks (29) of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Tampa Bay Rays drew attention with an unusual injury on the 16th (Korean time).메이저사이트

He was placed on the 15-day disabled list (IL) due to back pain on the 30th of last month, and returned through an away game against the Oakland Athletics held at Ring Central Coliseum in Oakland, California.

Upon entering the field, Fairbanks caught the attention of his fellow players and reporters. Because his right eye was black and blue.

Fairbanks smiled and waved his hand at the concerns around him.

When asked by reporters, he said, “I played basketball with my 3-year-old son Isaac in the pool,” and “dunked and hit the top of the backboard.”

He laughed, saying, “It was fun. My wife and my colleagues who heard the news all made fun of it.”

Fairbanks did not lose his humor, saying, “Still, the ball went through the rim. I scored two points.”

Tampa Bay Rays bullpen pitcher Peter Fairbanks (left)

Fairbanks, who debuted in the big leagues in 2019, is making a big success with 1 hold, 6 saves and an ERA of 1.42 in 14 games this season.

In the game that day, he took the mound as the last defense in the bottom of the ninth inning, leading 4-3, and made a save by blocking one inning without a hit, striking out one, and allowing no runs.

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