Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 2/6/13

We are only a week away from pitchers and catchers reporting to camp, so that means we are entering the time of the year when baseball players end up with freaky injuries. If you remember a season ago, Joba Chamberlain was at death’s doorstep when he broke his ankle and blood was gushing everywhere because he fell off a trampoline while playing with his kid. Okay, so he didn’t almost die, but the Brian Cashman did his best to sell everyone on that when it happened. But we’ve had others, like Rickey Henderson developing frostbite because of improper use of ice on his foot. Glenallen Hill fell through a glass table that was nearby him when he woke up from a nightmare involving spiders. Of course, Vince Coleman missed the entire 1985 World Series because he got rolled up in the tarp machine. This year, we start with Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak. The Twins reliever enters camp with two fractured ribs, and is expected to be out for the next month. He injured the ribs at the TwinsFest, which took place just a couple of weeks ago. “When he was up here for TwinsFest, he was messing around with [...]

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