In a bit of humorous news (humorous because there was no injury involved), Octavio Dotel got to feel the panic Jordany Valdespin felt when he saw a Justin Verlander fastball heading toward his…well…nether-region. Dotel was pitching for the Tigers yesterday when a ball was hit back up the middle. It clipped Dotel in the very same nether-region that Valdespin chose not protect. Based on Dotel's reaction, it seems he probably was in fact wearing a cup.
Jason Beck of MLB.com had the call of the day after the ball was hit back up the middle, so we'll show it to you so you can start your Thursday off with a smile.
Octavio Dotel got Valdespinned.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 10, 2013
Dotel is veteran Major League - he's probably had his fair share of run-ins with balls coming close to or hitting his…you know. He, unlike Valdespin, was prepared for such an occasion and was wearing the protection available to him. So that's a lesson for all you young players out there. Cups are good.
Dotel is pitching in his 15th year in the Majors. He has a 59-50 career record to go along with a 3.73 ERA. Dotel also has 109 saves in his career.
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