Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun was hit in the face by a 95 mile-per-hour fastball Sunday, carted off the field and then taken to the hospital.
The incident occurred in the first inning of Sunday’s spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Julio Urias’ fastball went high and tight, striking Calhoun below the helmet on the right side of his face.
Here’s a replay of the scary incident that sent Calhoun to the hospital.
It was immediately apparent that Calhoun was in serious pain as his helmet came flying off while he fell to the ground grabbing at his face.
In three seasons with the Rangers, Calhoun has a .258/.311/.468 slash line with 24 home runs, 63 RBI, and 62 runs scored in 482 plate appearances.