PHOTO: Delino DeShields Jr's swollen face after HBP is terrifying

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On Friday night, Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was the unlucky recipient of a 90 mph fastball to the face during a Double-A game. He managed to walk off the field under his own power, but anytime we're talking about a fastball up around the head, it is scary stuff. Here's the aftermath:

Holy moly. Part of me believes that can't be real, that someone went overboard with Photoshop. Man, that is brutal. I would never play baseball again if that happened to me. I'd retire on the spot because I am a wimp.

Here is the official word on DeShields' injury:

DeShields, 21, was the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft. He hit .317/.405/.468 with 25 doubles, 14 triples, five home runs and 51 steals at Single-A last season.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for,,,... Full Bio

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