Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta injured his neck getting out his car to buy sandwiches

For some odd reason, Tampa Bay Rays pitchers seem to get hurt in the weirdest way possible during Spring Training. And these aren’t normal injuries to say an arm or leg. These injuries always happen to the player’s neck.

Last year it was David Price having to leave a Spring Training start because he hurt his neck toweling off too hard. And now, Joel Peralta has injured his neck in a way you wouldn’t even think was possible. But unlike Price’s injury, Peralta wasn’t even doing anything baseball related.

Tampa Bay Times writer Marc Topkin via ESPN’s Jayson Stark fills us in on just how Peralta injured his neck.

And just in case you’re wondering if Peralta actually got his sandwiches:

Tampa Bay Rays pitchers and their neck injuries.

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