A.J. Burnett won't be getting off to the fresh start he had hoped for in Pittsburgh.
The pitcher is out indefinitely after fracturing his right orbital bone.
Burnett suffered the injury while attempting a bunt at the Pirates spring training facility. The ball bounced off Burnett's bat and hit him directly in the face.
It's extremely rare that a baseball player gets injured while bunting at spring training. But athletes have suffered plenty of odd injuries while on the field of play.
Here are five of the strangest injuries suffered by players in recent years.