Boston Crimson Sox catcher Christian Vasquez considers himself to be very fortunate.
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Closing Thursday, Vasquez used to be running on some drills in preparation for the approaching 2021 MLB season, when Crimson Sox pitcher Hirokazu Sawamura threw a baseball in his route. Vasquez, after all, wasn’t paying consideration and it struck him so exhausting that it unfolded an enormous gash beneath his left eye that required a number of stitches.
All the way through a press convention on Monday, Vasquez stated that dressed in sun shades can have stored his imaginative and prescient in his eye.
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“You prefer my scar,” Vasquez stated to journalists on Monday in a joking method. “I’m doing just right… My eye is just right. I will see best.”
Vasquez mentioned the incident with the journalists pronouncing that he “noticed the ball proper right here in my face and it knocked me right down to the ground.”
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“The sun shades stored my eye,” Vasquez added. “If I don’t have the sun shades, it used to be a distinct tale.”
The Crimson Sox are set to open up the 2021 MLB season towards the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. Vasquez stated that he’s “99% certain” he’ll be able to play in that recreation.