Chicago Cubs pitcher Brandon Morrow.

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Cubs Pitcher Embarrassingly Admits His Injury Was Caused While Taking Off His Pants

He's not the first Cubs player with an embarrassing injury story.

June 20, 2018 - 1:08 pm
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It is expected to be just a short trip to the disabled list for Chicago Cubs closer Brandon Morrow – which helps make this just a little bit easier to laugh at. 

The 33-year-old was unavailable for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers and placed on the 10-day DL with back spasms. He explained just how that happened:

"Just undressing at my house," said Morrow, who has 16 saves this season. "Like 3 a.m., in the closet, got my right leg off. Left one just felt like a spasm in my back. It's frustrating any time you can't get out there, especially when you can't go because of something stupid like taking your pants off.

"Getting hurt any time's frustrating, but when it's not related to throwing a baseball it's even that much more frustrating."

He's not the first Cubs player with an embarrassing injury story, in 2004, former Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa hurt his back from sneezing.