True Baseball Injuries 3Pitcher Doc Gooden missed a start when a teammate accidentally hit him with a golf club in the locker room.
Shortstop Jason Bartlett tore the nail off his left pinky while sliding his hand under the television in his room at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Detroit.
Shortstop Juan Castro hurt his neck on the pillow at the same Ritz Carlton hotel in Detroit.
Infielder Kent Hrbek sprained an ankle wrestling with a clubhouse attendant, forcing him to miss the final ten days of the season.
Famed outfielder Kevin Mitchell strained a muscle while vomiting.
Kevin Mitchell also was hurt by a microwaved donut. Supposedly eating this led to his needing a root canal.
Pitcher Pascual Perez missed a game in Atlanta because he couldn't find the correct exit ramp on the freeway. OK, it's not an injury, but it's pretty funny!
Wade Boggs hurt his back putting on his cowboy boots.
Pitcher Mike Remlinger missed 15 days because he broke his left pinky in a clubhouse recliner.
Reliever Steve Sparks dislocated his shoulder trying to tear a phone book in half.
Pitcher Carlos Perez broke his nose in a car accident - he was trying to pass the team bus at the time.
John Smoltz burned his chest while ironing the shirt he was wearing.
Outfielder Oddibe McDowell sliced his hand while buttering a roll at the annual "Welcome Luncheon" held by the Texas Rangers.
Nolan Ryan missed a start after being bitten by a coyote.
Shortstop Bobby Crosby cracked two ribs while swinging the bat at practice.
Outfielder Terry Harper separated a shoulder after high-fiving a teammate.
Pitcher David Cone missed a start because his mother-in-law's Jack Russell Terrier bit him.
Hall of Famer George Brett broke a toe on a chair when he was running from the kitchen to the living room to see baseball on TV.
Pitcher Steve Foster injured his shoulder at a taping of a segment for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".
Speedster Rickey Henderson allegedly missed several games in August due to frostbite.