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.
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.
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