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Delino DeShields Jr.

MY FACE IS BACK TO NORMAL

After Baseball Obliterated My Cheek

5/29/2014 12:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Delino DeShields Jr. -- the MLB prospect who's face went viral after taking an 90 mph fastball to the grill -- says the swelling has FINALLY gone down and he looks and feels like a human again!!

"Everything is pretty much back to normal. I feel good," DDJ tells TMZ Sports ... "I don't have any lingering effects. Nothing bothers me." 

The 21-year-old was hospitalized after suffering a facial fracture on April 18th during a minor league baseball game while playing for the Houston Astros Double-A team. 

But DeShields recovered ... and has already returned to the diamond. 

"It felt great to get back. I hit a homerun in my first two at bats."

In case you were wondering, Delino is also back to eating solid food -- and tells us his first "real" meal was chicken wings ... boneless, of course. 

As far as the pitcher who fired the face-breaking fastball, Delino says he has not spoken with him since the accident ... and says he's totally OK with that. 

"It's not a big deal. If he wanted to say something, he could, but he's not obligated."

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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Screams

112 days ago
2.

Sally M    

Yep, reminds me of the time I required dental surgery ... not a good memory. He's looking good now though! Hope he does great this year!

112 days ago
3.

JayTee    

Good googly moogly

112 days ago
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cayefame    

Well, the damn pitcher could atleast say sorry...

112 days ago
5.

Lisa    

Weird the pitcher didn't reach out to apologize. Name names, Delino!

112 days ago
6.

Tina Conrad    

Handsome boy!

111 days ago
7.

kylah    

Good Lord he is sexy!

111 days ago
8.

FREEDOM    

THAT IS REALLY A HORRIBLE INJURY. I AM GLAD HE IS DOING ALRIGHT.

111 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THAT PITCHER NEEDS TO SAY HE IS SORRY AT LEAST.

111 days ago
10.

FREEDOM    

HE IS FORTUNATE HE HAS ALOT GOOD PEOPLE LOOKING AFTER HIM.

111 days ago
11.

BEEJ    

That black eye permanent orrrr..?

111 days ago
12.

Dee    

Don't know and don't wanna know how it feels....it just looks painful. Glad you're doing good. The guy should've apologized tho'.

111 days ago
13.

DeeDee    

He's very handsome

111 days ago
14.

jj87    

Very cute guy

111 days ago
15.

amyd    

Colgate smile. Yummy!!!

111 days ago
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