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Colby Rasmus leaves game after being hit in the face with a warm-up toss

Sep 20, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus suffered a freak injury after taking the field prior to the bottom of the first inning tonight against the Red Sox. While trotting to his position in center, Anthony Gose had thrown a ball in his direction, but Rasmus wasn’t aware. The ball struck him in the face. After a trainer examined him, Rasmus was taken out of the game. As a result, Gose moved from right to center, Rajai Davis moved from left to right, and Kevin Pillar entered the game in left.

You can see the incident at about the 1:40 mark in this video:

The Blue Jays have not released any information on the condition of the injury, but MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm tweets that the jays were continuing to examine his left eye.

  1. Stiller43 - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Some damn good aim on that throw

  2. proudlycanadian - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Ouch! Hope his eye is not affected.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 21, 2013 at 1:56 AM

      does it really mater?

      • cur68 - Sep 21, 2013 at 2:20 AM

        Back from “Hawaii”, Chimp Boy? Make sure you check in with your parole officer this time, eh?

      • tc4306 - Sep 21, 2013 at 3:18 AM

        As someone who has lost an eye, I’ll say, “Yeah, it matters you friggin’ idiot.”

      • theskinsman - Sep 21, 2013 at 5:02 AM

        How’s 4th place feeling, Harriet?

      • nbjays - Sep 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM

        Not Hawaii, Cur. It’s Saturday so middle school is out for the weekend and harry’s mom has let him use the computer again.

      • theskinsman - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:24 AM

        No, harriet, it does ‘mater’. After you repeat the 4th grade again next year, try posing as human again.

  3. bosoxfan15 - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Ouch, that looked painful.

  4. missthemexpos - Sep 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    That in a nutshell sums up the Blue Jay 2013 season, everything and then some has gone wrong.

    • cur68 - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      Yep. I felt for Gose. He was throwing to his teammate who was running toward him, apparently LOOKING his way. How was he to know that Colby had his head in the clouds and never saw the ball? Unfortunate all the way around.

  5. drewzducks - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    The way their season has gone I’m shocked this hasn’t happened to the Yankees yet.

  6. thebadguyswon - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Apparently, Gose is useless in more ways than one.

    • cur68 - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      (pssssssst! Check out Gose’s record the last while. He’s not useless. Aside from clobbering Rasmus, he had a damn good game today, too)

  7. dwrek5 - Sep 21, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    The article says Gose threw it, the video says the bullpen threw it. Was there a potential 2nd thrower?! #grassyknowl

    • nbjays - Sep 21, 2013 at 6:32 AM

      Would have been a great comment except for the screw up of “knoll”.

      Spelling… it matters.

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