Minnesota Twins pitching prospect Jordan Balazovic (25) was hit in the jaw during an argument. His preparation for the season was disrupted by an embarrassing injury that broke his jawbone. 먹튀검증

American media outlets, including ‘The Athletic,’ reported that on the 20th (Korean time), Balazovic suffered a fracture after being hit in the jaw by an opponent during an argument in Fort Myers, Florida, USA, where Minnesota Spring Training was set up. 

After the incident occurred on the 12th, Balazovic, who underwent surgery to fix a broken bone the next day, plans to return to the campsite to play catch within 7 to 10 days. However, it is not easy to make a normal body because you have to eat liquid food to swallow without chewing while the jaw is completely healed. He has not yet made plans for a pitching program or a return to action. 

The Minnesota club also did not hide its disappointment at the absurd injury. “It’s disappointing,” Minnesota president Derek Palvey said. There is no other way to express it. We need to know that everything we decide or do off the field can affect baseball. I want to make it clear that I have to make baseball a priority. This incident is a message to the entire team.” 

Balazovic has been out due to injury during spring training for the last three years in a row. Following his oblique strain in 2021, last year he injured his knee and was unable to digest camp. He is in need of a rebound this year, but he left again from the start due to an absurd injury. 

According to Minnesota officials, Balazovic was hit in the jaw after an altercation at a local facility in Fort Myers on the 12th. Balazovic hasn’t waved his fist, and there’s no legal trouble for that, but the Minnesota team doesn’t like being caught up in an incident like this. 

Canadian Balazovic was selected by Minnesota with the 153rd overall pick in the 5th round of the 2016 draft. He was a 196 cm tall right-hander and was selected as a minor league All-Star in 2019, and was well on his way to growing to be included in the 2021 MLB Pipeline Top 100 Prospects. 

However, successive injuries slowed down, and last year in Triple A, he suffered 7 losses and an average ERA of 7.39 without winning 22 games. In a situation where his major league debut was getting delayed, another absurd injury put the brakes on him.

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