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Delino DeShields Jr.

LIQUID DIET

After Baseball Obliterates Face

4/21/2014 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Delino DeShields Jr. -- the minor leaguer who became an Internet sensation after being hit in the face with a 90mph fastball -- tells TMZ Sports ... he's well on the road to recovery -- thanks to a strict liquid diet. 

Actually, what he said was ... "mmmmrrrpphhhhhmrrphhhh" ... but he was kind enough to send us some text messages about his health. 

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Little backstory -- DD2, son of former MLB stud Delino DeShields, suffered a broken left cheek bone while playing for the Houston Astros Double-A team on Friday night. 

Here's how our convo went: 

TMZ Sports: What are you eating? 
DD2: "I'm drinking Muscle Milk. That's all I can really have right now. I'm gonna be sick of it in a couple days lol. I can eat real food whenever my teeth don't hurt to chew."

TMZ Sports: Are you drinking out of a tube? 
DD2: "Nah, my mouth isn't sewed shut lol. I can drink out of a bottle, I just have to make sure it don't run out of my mouth lol."

TMZ Sports: It's a terrible looking injury ... 
DD2: "Yeah, but I can look back at it and see how blessed I was that it wasn't worse, you know?"

TMZ Sports: Were you scared your face was going to be permanently messed up? 
DD2: "I thought the nerves in my face were destroyed because my face was numb, but I'm getting feeling back so that's good."

TMZ Sports: When will you play again?
DD2: "I could've played the day after, but my team is being extra cautious. It will be a couple of weeks."

DELINO ENDED WITH... "You should show some before and after pics so people don't think I'm a freak lol" 

Get well soon, man.

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neecie toyne    

Oh you poor baby! Get well soon, so sorry. Glad nothing is permantly messed up! You are lucky! Be careful with that handsome face from now on!!

185 days ago
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static    

That looks like it really hurts.

185 days ago
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KaliaaMariee    

Damn you TMZ with the "all he said was mmmmrrrpphhhhhmrrphhhh" -_________- lol...

185 days ago
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VALERIE    

Gee...all he asked you all for was to show a before AND after pic. You could have at least done that for the poor guy. Now I have to google search it. Real smart tmz.

185 days ago
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I'm A Lawyer    

Damn. He seems to have a good attitude about it. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

185 days ago
6.

ibbaby    

Good lookin' kid! I wish him well!

185 days ago
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rosemaryxoxo    

Holy ****

185 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

He's lucky it didn't break his jaw or kill him.

185 days ago
9.

LunarJunk    

Get well soon!

185 days ago
10.

verlinda    

Ouch....Get well soon !

185 days ago
11.

Rigby    

Wow. Get well soon. Looks painful

185 days ago
12.

BeiberVegasHoHo    

Justin Bieber always makes me go on a liquid diet when we hook up...if y know what I mean

185 days ago
13.

lili    

Man, looks like he put the baseball in his mouth. Get well soon bro

185 days ago
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sucka67    

Oh Delino you're a freak a damn super freak! Good luck in your recovery.

185 days ago
15.

P-Dog    

What's this TMZ sports? You guys are a bunch of dorks sitting around with no lives.

185 days ago
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