Colby Rasmus leaves game after being hit by warm-up throw near eye
A warm-up toss to the face forced Colby Rasmus to exit Friday's game. He was sent for tests and the results are not yet available.
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)