Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph suffers most horrific injury ever

Alcides Escobar of the Kansas City Royals slides past Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Alcides Escobar of the Kansas City Royals slides past Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Being a major-league catcher is an incredibly dangerous job. While collisions have been outlawed, catchers generally take a beating behind the plate. As such, it's not all that surprising to see catchers placed on the disabled list fairly often.

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Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph is the latest catcher to suffer this fate. And while a backup catcher hitting the disabled list wouldn't normally be news, well, the Orioles were really specific with his injury. 

So, that sounds horrible. 

During Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox, Joseph unfortunately took a foul ball to a very sensitive region.

Amazingly, Joseph was actually able to remain in the game and keep playing.

If you haven't cringed enough at the above video or the phrase "testicular injury," this ought to do it for you. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, Joseph underwent a surgical procedure Monday night due to the issue.

Thank goodness manager Buck Showalter did not supply any details of that surgery.

[Elsewhere: Royals fans have stuffed the All-Star balloting box again]

Everything about this injury screams nooooooooooooooooooope to us. Some people dream of playing in the majors, but this story makes us happy we sit at a desk on a computer all day. That may sound boring, but there's far less risk of suffering a horrific injury of that nature in this line of work.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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