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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 Face
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."

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
44 COMMENTS

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16.

campy    

Many tears were shed

144 days ago
17.

ChubbyChek    

All he needed was a nipple on the side of his face and ppl could've wacked off to it. Lol

144 days ago
18.

screw on platinums    

One u release the pitch you position yourself on the mound to catch a line-drive.I do this.

144 days ago
19.

screw on platinums    

50 cent will never pitch for my team lol...loser

144 days ago
20.

screw on platinums    

When im on the mound I throw heat to the backcatcher. I make the backcatcher glove pop.

144 days ago
21.

screw on platinums    

I jus put the ball in play.

144 days ago
22.

Nunya    

Damn he's fine! ☺

144 days ago
23.

Just My Opinion    

Nice looking guy. When you see a ball coming towards your beautiful face., from now on..DUCK DUDE!! LOL

144 days ago
24.

CactusRose    

What a cutie! I hope he doesn't have any after effects down the road.

143 days ago
25.

CactusRose    

What a cutie pie! Hope he doesn't have any after effects down the road.

143 days ago
26.

jimmy d    

My stock in watermelon and banana's went down,but great god goggly moogly,my stock went up grape soda and chapstick

143 days ago
27.

Lina    

Cute guy. Glad to see he got his face back. That swelling was brutal.

143 days ago
28.

FREEDOM    

HE WILL HAVE LIFE SUSTAINING INJURIES FROM THAT.

142 days ago
29.

FREEDOM    

HE SURE LOOKS BETTER.

142 days ago
30.

dubbautee    

damnn he's real cute.

142 days ago
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