Sometimes people have good ideas, sometimes people have great ideas, and sometimes people have horrific ideas that should never be thought of again. This week, Josh Naylor had a horrific idea. Before I explain what he did, here is a question for all of you pranksters out there: would it be funny if I played a joke on my friend that risked him being sliced/stabbed in the hand? If you answered yes, you should call Naylor immediately because he might advise you to reconsider.
This past week, in a prank gone wrong, Naylor sliced Stone Garrett's hand sending him to the disabled list. Michael Hill shared his thoughts on the incident:
"Naylor has a reputation of being a bit of a prankster, but this one obviously went a little too far. Obviously, he's torn up about it. This is a good friend, his roommate. They came into pro ball together, so they're good friends."
A little too far, Hill? A LITTLE TOO FAR? This may be the understatement of the millennia.
What a way to start off this week's injury report. As always, below you will find updates on the Miami Marlins' injury-related transactions and specific players' injury situations.
- Carter Capps - 60-day DL
- Nefi Ogando - 15-day DL (May 9th)
- Bryan Morris - 15-day DL (May 25th)
Ogando was placed on the disabled list on May 9th with a fractured rib after colliding with Cesar Hernandez during a play at first base. He began throwing off flat ground on May 25th and should return in the next few weeks.
Mere days after being hit in the head by a foul ball, Dietrich had another injury scare. Last week in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he was hit by a pitch just above his left wrist. Dietrich was immediately taken to the clubhouse to be examined, and his wrist was x-rayed. It was determined that he simply had a bone bruise. Fortunately, the injury does not appear to be serious as he played two days later. Dietrich explained that while scary, he was excited that his hit-by-pitch sparked the game winning rally:
"The best part about it is we needed someone to get on base and we won the ball game. I wasn’t trying to get hit like that for sure. It kind of scared me because I had never been hit on the wrist like that. My arm went numb for a little bit. Everything came back ok and I won’t have to miss any time which is important."
NEVER DO THIS: