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Colby Rasmus leaves game after being hit by warm-up throw near eye

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus left Friday night's game in the first inning after being hit by a warm-up throw near his left eye. Here's the fluky play:

Rasmus was taken to a local hospital for a CT scan, but there was no update on the severity of the injury available following the game.

"I threw the ball and I hit him in the face. I thought he was looking at me," said a shaken Anthony Gose to reporters after the game. He threw the ball so the two players could make their warm-up tosses between innings.

Rasmus, 27, missed more than a month with an oblique strain and was activated off the DL just a week ago. This is obviously a fluke injury. Hopefully he walks away with a bruised cheek or a fat lip and not something more serious. It's terrifying anytime an eye gets involved.

In 117 games coming into Friday, Rasmus hit .276/.338/.501 (127 OPS+) with 22 home runs. He has very quietly hit 98 homers in 688 career games.

(GIF via @SBNationMLB)

 
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