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Nolan Reimold escapes beaning without major injury

Mar 9, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Amazingly, Reimold managed to avoid a serious injury. No broken bones and a CT scan was negative, although according to Kubatko he does have some loose teeth.

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Nolan Reimold was carted off the field and taken to a hospital after being hit in the face by a pitch this afternoon.

Reimold was batting against Rays starter Alex Cobb when he was struck on the left side of the face, immediately falling to the ground while holding his head and staying down for several minutes.

He eventually was able to get up and get onto a cart under his own power, and Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com described Reimold as being “conscious and alert” before heading to the hospital.

  1. cur68 - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Damn, man. Scary stuff every ST. Last season Louis Salazar lost an eye over a foul ball. Get well soon, Mr. Reimold. Here’s hoping there’s no long term damage.

  2. rockthered1286 - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    I just caught Roch Kubako’s tweets from the game on this. Surprisingly he wasn’t even bleeding. Externally at least.God bless and get well soon Reimold.

    Meanwhile, Betemit is probably smiling in dougout thinking he’s moving up into the opening day roster…

    • randomdigits - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:05 PM

      Betemit is the team’s DH so he has little to gain from Reimold’s misfortune. Perhaps you meant Chavez?

  3. chiadam - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Good Lord. I hope he’s back on his feet and on a mound again soon. Sometimes we forget that baseball is baseball, then something like this has to happen to remind us that there are human beings inside the laundry we root for.

    • joeflaccosunibrow - Mar 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      He plays LF not pitcher.

  4. joeflaccosunibrow - Mar 9, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Someone throw him a horseshoe or a rabbit’s foot! This guy can’t catch a break!

    He’s a great guy with no luck.

    • nolanwiffle - Mar 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      If he can’t catch a break, what makes you think he could catch a horseshoe thrown at him?

  5. cur68 - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    re. Update: Whew. I’m sure Alex Cobb said the same thing. Must be friggin’ awful to crank a guy with a FB like that. Glad Reimold is ok.

  6. El Bravo - Mar 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Very good news on the update. Now, I do not feel ashamed to link this wonderful image entitled “BALLS TO THE FACE!”

  7. bearsstillsuck - Mar 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    I hope there was a video of that and they put it on YouTube.

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