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Chase Headley gets hit by a pitch right in the junk

Chase Headley did something no baseball player ever wants to do. We’re not talking about striking out with the bases loaded. Or letting a grounder roll through your legs. Sure, those things are bad. But what happened to Headley on Tuesday night is a different kind of bed.

Headley, the New York Yankees’ designated hitter, got hit by a pitch in the most sensitive of man-places. Yep, right in the junk.

It happened in the fifth inning with Dillon Gee on the mound for the Minnesota Twins. And, gents, be warned, here’s another angle that might make your stomach turn:

Oof. Headley, to his credit, stayed in the game, which is probably more than many of us could do. If you watch closely, you’ll also notice that he decided to take off his shin guard while he was hunched over in pain. Never say Chase Headley isn’t efficient in certain situations.

The Yankees would go on to win the game 5-2, widening their lead over the Twins to six games for the first AL wild-card position. That’s the Yankees getting closer to an appointment with October baseball. And Headley, unfortunately, needing an appointment with a couple of ice packs.

Chase Headley gets hit by a pitch in a painful place. (YES Network)

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Mike Oz is the editor of Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!