Apparently, Jordany Valdespin was not wearing a cup when Justin Verlander hit him. The Detroit Tigers' pitcher lost control of one of his pitches and it sailed inside to Valdespin. Verlander says he instantly knew where it was going to get Valdespin. Valdespin had not chance and was hit in the groin.
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Valdespin's injury could have been so much worse. He was not wearing a cup at the time. Had he been, there may not have been as much of a problem. Valdespin may not have been writhing on the ground for as long, concerned about whether everything would still function after the ball hit him.
After the game, Mets' manager Terry Collins tore into Valdespin for not wearing a cup, says Puma. It would be a surprise to see Valdespin NOT wear a cup going forward. Getting hit by a pitch from Justin Verlander can do that to you.
Valdespin is expected to be fine. He tweeted out that everything worked properly last night and he was good to go.
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