Aroldis Chapman hit by line drive

Aroldis Chapman, Cuban closing pitcher, took a line drive to the face on Wednesday’s game against

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the Kansas City Royals.

The 99-mph fast ball was pitched to Royals catcher Salvador Perez during the bottom of the sixth with two outs and the bases loaded. After making contact with Perez’ bat, the ball hit Chapman right above his left eye.

Silence filled the crowd as the trainers of the Reds and the Royals rushed to Chapman’s side. While Chapman was carted off the field by the first responders, the umpires and managers Bryan Price and Ned Yost made the unanimous decision to end the game immediately.

According to USA Today, Chapman never lost consciousness, and was able to move his legs and arms until he was restrained by the stretcher and carted off the field.

Following a successful surgery for his facial fractures on Thursday, March 20, Chapman is expected to make a full recovery in six to eight weeks. Based upon, Chapman will then resume pitching.

Riley Eike

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