Cleveland Indians player hit by pitch, tweets picture of nasty welt (Photo)

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Sep 28, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) hits a single in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The Cleveland Indians won 5-1.

So you want to be a Major League Baseball player, eh?

Cleveland Indians infielder Jason Kipnis has a word of warning for you – and it comes in the form of a picture.

Last week during an at-bat, Kipnis was hit by a pitch, though thankfully he had enough time to turn his body to avoid getting hit in the stomach. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for his back.

Unable to completely get out of the way, Kipnis was drilled by the pitch and the end result looked rather painful – a welt the size of an apple appeared on his back just moments after the game ended. The Indians infielder seemed to have fun with the whole thing, posting a photo of the hit by pitch on Twitter, asking his followers if they could find where he was plunked.

Seriously – that just hurts me looking at it.

Guess next time I drop by the local batting cages, I’ll stick to the slow pitch softball.

The injury isn’t overly gross by any stretch, but for the sake of sore eyes, you can click below (or here) to see the photo.

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