Baseball players have a reputation of suffering some bizarre injuries. Unfortunate slips in the shower, harmful sneezes, and failed attempts at scaring one's own kids are just some of the more memorable ones. And now can add the weird circumstance involving Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta to that list, too.
The right-hander reportedly hurt his neck on Tuesday morning while stopping for a bite to eat. The 36-year-old allegedly injured his head ducking out of his Chevrolet Camaro in an attempt to grab a few sandwiches. Never has a trip for sandwiches proved so dangerous for an MLB pitcher.
The details of the injury have not been disclosed yet, but Peralta isn't expected to miss too much time. He did, however, miss Wednesday's workout session and is currently being listed as day-to-day.
Peralta's story does have a good ending, though. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Peralta did eventually get to eat his sandwiches and enjoyed them very much.
Via USA Today