Ian Stewart injured after head butt from 4-year-old daughter

Ian Stewart, formerly of the Chicago Cubs, celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run...

Ian Stewart, formerly of the Chicago Cubs, celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 13, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images/AFP)

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Anaheim Angels third baseman Ian Stewart missed a second straight spring game Tuesday as he continues to recover following a head butt.

From his own four-year-old daughter.

The L.A. Times first reported the story on Monday, saying the 28-year-old sustained the injury while "messing around with (his) daughter and got hit in the nose."

Stewart clarified what happened early Tuesday.

“She was lying in bed on her stomach watching TV, and when I went to put her to bed, I kind of lunged at her,” Stewart told the Times. “I don’t know if I scared her, or what, but she sat up and our heads came together at the same time, my nose to the back of her head.”

Stewart is coming off a poor season with triple-A Albuquerque, where he hit just .174 before being released early last year.

Now, he’s attempting to becoming the No. 2 third baseman with the Angels behind former all-star David Freese. But he’ll have to wait a bit longer to win the spot.

“I heard a crunchy sound and got an immediate headache,” Stewart told the Times. “I thought I broke my nose. She just looked at me and laid back down.”

In a sport known for bizarre injuries, Stewart's setback isn't the first odd injury this spring.

Boston Red Sox righty Jake Peavy is currently day-to-day after slicing his finger with a fishing knife.


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