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Mets pitcher Seth Lugo suffers fractured toe in hotel room mishap

Spring training is just about in full swing, so the time has arrived when major leaguers begin to suffer baffling injuries under the most bizarre and seemingly benign circumstances.

New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo has joined the pantheon of MLBers who have been left sidelined due to the suffering of such an ignominious injury. Mets skipper Luis Rojas revealed Tuesday that Lugo suffered a “small fracture” to his left pinky toe in a hotel room mishap. Rojas added the injury is of “no major concern,” however.

There of course are no shortage of instances where major leaguers have suffered mind-boggling injuries involving innocuous activities that have absolutely nothing to do with actually playing baseball. Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow, for example, injured his back a few years ago while taking off his pants, of all things.

Last year, Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell suffered a fractured fourth toe on his right foot while trying to move a granite decorative stand in his bathroom after getting out of the shower.

Then there’s the case of San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer, who last April had an accident in a sauna that left him needing nine stitches above his right eye.

And these examples are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to such strange incidents, which for some reason tend to happen to MLB players far more frequently than to their counterparts in other professional leagues. Perhaps MLBers are just more clumsy. Or something.