Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar is laughing off his strained oblique from sneezing

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Kevin Pillar is all smiles in a new photo circulating online that sees the Blue Jays outfielder wearing a t-shirt parodying his infamous sneezing incident.

When Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar strained his obligue, the emphasis was not so much on the injury as it was on how it was incurred. How violent of a sneeze does one need to have in order to accomplish such a feat? While it means the 26 year old has to wait another 7-10 days before seeing another plate appearance, the incident has not robbed the man of his dignity.

In fact, according to a recent image posted online, the two year MLB veteran is all smiles these days; even wearing a self-deprecating t-shirt on the matter.

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Check out the following photo, which showcases Pillar donning a shirt with the caption “ask me about my sneeze.” It’s a light-hearted jab at himself, which plays to the wackiness of the entire scenario.

Most players would probably try to distance themselves from such an embarrassing debacle. That is why this picture is a breath of fresh air. Kevin Pillar does not take himself too seriously, and that is an attitude that seems to be dying off in baseball circles.

The Blue Jays should be fine, by the way. Pillar’s production behind the plate has not exactly been stellar in 232 career plate appearances since 2013. As of Wednesday, he was expected to begin the season on the bench, backing up starting outfielders Jose Bautista, Dalton Pompey, and Michael Saunders.

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