Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones was forced to leave Saturday’s game against the Twins after reliever Justin Haley plunked him in the face with 90-mph heat.
Considering that the Tigers’ outfield situation feature the likes of Jim Adduci, Mikie Mahtook, and Tyler Collins, Jones getting his face crushed was probably far from ideal:
DAM Jacoby Jones right in the face with 90 some mph fast ball https://t.co/Lqb1vJ1Iko
— Lets Play Ball (@iLetsPlayBall) April 22, 2017
Jones now joins Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list, but on the plus side, he somehow didn’t shatter any teeth. He told the Detroit Free Press Sunday that “everything feels normal”:
“Everything feels normal,” Jones said Sunday morning at Target Field. “I can bite down. Just my lip is swollen. My teeth are kind of sore. Other than that, it just feels like I got punched in the face.
“Last night I ate chicken, but I had to eat it in very small bites on this (right) side. I ate some ice cream and good stuff.”