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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A Cleveland Indians pitcher was shot in the right calf when a bullet pierced the team’s bus and grazed another player late Wednesday night.

Team trainers were able to remove the bullet from the calf of Kyle Denney, who was expected to spend the night in the hospital but was not seriously hurt, club spokesman Bart Swain said.

[…] Denney, who started Wednesday night’s 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, was expected to rejoin the Indians on Thursday in Minnesota, where Cleveland begins its final series of the season Friday.

After getting called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Sept. 14, the 27-year-old Denney is 1-2 with a 9.56 ERA in four starts with Cleveland.By the looks of his ERA no one is having a hard time hitting this guy.

Update: As noted in the comments, the linked article has been updated. The go-go boots he was wearing helped prevent more serious injury.

This is the trip, leg of trips where veteran players as part of initiation rights for major league players have younger players dress up in costumes before they get on the plane. Kyle Denney was actually wearing a costume — a cheerleaders’ outfit,” Tribe Specialist Matt Underwood.

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