Matt Imhof, a 2014 second-round pick of the Phillies and starting pitcher for one of their single-A teams, had his right eye removed (deadspin.com) after the anchored resistance band he was using snapped free from the wall. The anchor hit him in the face, and he announced on Instagram that doctors removed the eye after reconstructive surgery failed to restore vision.
No word on whether or not Imhof is going to return to the mound, but it isn't necessarily a career-ending injury. Juan Sandoval was in the Mariners system when he took a shotgun blast to the chest and face, and he bounced around a few minor league teams (as high as AAA). Sandoval currently pitches in the Mexican League. Also, the Red Sox had Abe Alvarez (who lost the sight in one of his eyes after an infection) make a couple of spot starts from 2004-2006, awarding him a World Series ring in 2004.
You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"And this has been your Comfortable with his Sexuality Update." (Stefonics)
Pro athletes are cheap. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying they're bad people, at all. So many of them give thousands of bucks to charity. But when it comes to tips and pocket money type stuff, they're cheap as hell. It's just a weird thing.