Mets' Valdespin 'Really Scared' After Getting HBP, Will Start Wearing Cup

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Mets' Valdespin 'Really Scared' After Getting HBP, Will Start Wearing Cup
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Jordany Valdespin will have soup-to-nuts protection the next time he steps on a baseball field. "I never use a cup, but I've got to use it because I'm really scared of the ball hitting me in the balls," the Mets utilityman said Wednesday, two days after he was drilled in the genitals by a Justin Verlander fastball. "I have to do it now so I never forget."

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