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Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar drilled in gonads by wicked hop (video)

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Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is probably counting his blessings — among other things — after he was drilled right in the crotch by a wicked hop during Wednesday’s 8-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.

It appears the nut-shot occurred during the fifth inning when Seattle’s Nelson Cruz reached base on a play that was ruled an error on Escobar. Talk about adding insult to injury.

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Not much is known about Escobar’s status after taking the ball to his balls, but odds are good he may have relied upon the soothing comforts of sitting on a bag of ice after the game.

Escobar currently leads all AL shortstops in the All-Star vote, easily outpacing the Detroit Tigers’ Jose Iglesias by a whopping 1.6 million votes based upon the latest update from MLB Communications earlier this week.

Let’s hope Escobar is no worse for wear after this cringe-inducing incident. For what’s it worth, Escobar went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in Kansas City’s win. Talk about keeping one’s eye on the prize … well, in a manner of speaking.

[H/T Total Pro Sports]