Blue Jays pitcher T.J. House gets struck in head by liner, leaves field in ambulance

Baseball had its first scary moment of the spring Friday afternoon, as Toronto Blue Jays left-handed pitcher T.J. House was struck in the head by a John Hicks line drive in the ninth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers.

House stayed down until an ambulance arrived and he was stretchered off, but did offer the somber crowd a somewhat positive sign, giving a thumbs up:

House, 27, is in Toronto’s camp as a non-roster invitee. He appeared in four games with the Cleveland Indians last season.

UPDATE: It appears that House got some great news at the hospital: 

That’s very encouraging.

CBS Sports Staff

R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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