Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was the victim of a fastball to the head on Sunday that caused him to leave the game and left him with a laceration over his left eye.
It was a scary scene when it happened (video here), but thankfully Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Bryant is “fine” now and could even play on Tuesday night.
Maddon says on his weekly radio show on WSCR that Bryant is "fine" but says it's "50-50" whether he starts tonight
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) April 24, 2018
Bryant had been evaluated for a concussion after the incident and was cleared. His helmet took the brunt of the pitch, and a frightening scene ended up being nothing more than a short-term deal.
So far this season, Bryant is off to a nice start, batting .319 with two home runs and 11 RBI. Chicago is treading water with a record of 10-9, good for just fourth place in the National League Central. Needless to say, they could use his bat on Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians, who have ripped off three wins in a row.