In what seems like the offseason of bizarre baseball injuries (including Francisco Liriano and kids at Christmas, and Joel Peralta getting out of his car to procure a sandwich), Marc Rzepczynski (a.k.a. scrabble) the effective, situational lefty out of the Cardinals strong bullpen added to the casualty list. As he played golf today in Viera, Florida, presumably after his ball club’s 16-10 pounding of the Washington Nationals, Rzepczynski was on his second shot of the day (from the woods, which we can all relate). When he struck the ball, then collapsed when something seemed to strike him in the eye. According to Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Rzepczynski attempted to punch shot around a tree. He made the shot and collapsed, his eye struck and bruised by something. The golf ball traveled far enough that he is unsure how it could ricochet off the tree and his eye and still carry into the fairway. He is unsure if something else was hit by the club and damaged his eye.
It seems to have been some sort of other rock, acorn, etc. Scrabble has already been scratched for his scheduled outing tomorrow, let’s hope he considers safety glasses, perhaps Eric Gagne style would be the next step!
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