OUCH: Houston Astros’ Prospect took a 90mph Baseball to the Face

Published on April 20, 2014

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. suffered a major blow on Friday …. to the face.

The center fielder for Double-A Corpus Christi, who is the son of former MLB player Delino DeShields, was hit by a fastball on the right side of his face during a game in Frisco, Texas.

The ball was travelling at an estimated 90mph and was thrown by pitcher Phil Klein, a Texas Rangers prospect with the Frisco RoughRiders.

DeShields managed to walk off the field unaided after taking the hit.

He is expected to be out several weeks with a broken cheekbone.

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