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This is what happens when you take 90mph fastball to the face

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Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr suffered a horrific facial injury but is taking it in good spirits.

The 21-year-old Georgia native, who was drafted by Houston in 2010 but mostly features for their feeder teams, was struck on the side of the face during a Double-A match on Friday night.

While he was able to walk off unaided, DeShields - who is the son of namesake and former MLB star Delino Snr - was rushed to hospital for evaluation.

His team-mates then photographed and Tweeted his swollen mush, much to his own mirth:

The injury was not too serious - a sinus fracture which will keep him out for weeks rather than months - but he won't forget it in a hurry.

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