Most teams haven’t even kicked off their seasons, yet we’ve already seen some wild injuries across Major League Baseball. Rockies pitcher Josh Outman can stake claim to the most embarrassing.
Outman, who had been battling food poisoning, appears to have strained his oblique while puking.
“The food poisoning, there was a lot of vomiting and I really believe he strained his oblique,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “He’s been much better over the last couple of days but he hasn’t been able to throw. We haven’t been able to get him to the mound. So we’re just going to err on the side of caution.”
The violent bout with food poisoning and the subsequent vomit mishap will cost the 27-year-old lefty some time, as he’ll start the seasoning on the disabled list.
Outman’s ailment is the latest in what has been a bizarre MLB season on the injury front. Yankees reliever David Robertson hurt himself while carrying empty boxes down a flight of stairs, Rays starter David Price tweaked his neck while toweling off between innings, and Joba Chamberlain suffered an ankle injury while playing on a trampoline with his son.
None of those injuries them themselves to as many jokes and puns as Outman’s, though.