DeShields later posted an un-photoshopped selfie and, I think he'd agree, the result is cartoonish:
Shoutout to my brother for taking a 90mph fastball to the face like a champ. Looking good Delilah @LinoDeShields pic.twitter.com/Gy1kGakEKE
— Tanner Case (@ctcase10) April 19, 2014
DeShields reportedly suffered a broken cheek bone but did not loose any teeth. No word on how long he will be sidelined.
The 21-year-old DeShields was the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft. He hit .317/.405/.468 with 25 doubles, 14 triples, five home runs and 51 steals at Single-A last season.