There have actually been a lot of ballplayers who have injured themselves while celebrating.
Kendrys Morales missed a whole season after breaking his leg stomping on home plate after a home run. Anibal Sanchez twisted an ankle after the Tigers clinched the AL central crown a few years back. Aubrey Huff sprained his knee hopping over the railing after Matt Cain‘s perfect game. Mets reliever Ramon Ramirez injured his hamstring that same year celebrating Johan Santana’s no-hitter. My favorite was the Marlins’ Chris Coghlan tearing the meniscus in his left knee while trying to give a pie-to-the-face to Wes Helms after a walkoff win.
Gotta be careful out there, even after the playing is done. Even when you’re giving high fives:
Man, the damage Buck Showalter caused last night is incalculable.
CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.
The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.
Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.
“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”
The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.