March 22, 2014

Doctors Staple Aroldis Chapman Back Together: Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman shared a photo of his stapled head on social media after surgery Thursday. The Cuban Missile was struck by a line drive in a spring training game Wednesday and suffered a broken bone above his left eye and a slight concussion. He told fans, "everything is fine thanks to God we are already out of any kind of trouble." Video of the play.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:54 PM - 5 comments

Heard about the play but I hadn't seen it until now. Wow, that is terrifying.

posted by tron7 at 08:02 PM on March 22

Herb Score, Bryce Florie, and now Aroldis Chapman. Score tried, but never really came back to what he might have been. Florie was, at best, a journeyman. Here's hoping that Chapman will get back to form. He could turn out to be a very good one.

posted by Howard_T at 08:47 PM on March 22

I never thought about the mental side of it. Even if it's in his head for a while, I think he'll eventually overcome it and regain his dominant form. With a 100+ MPH fastball and a nasty power curve, his talent should rise.

posted by DraftSharksFF at 09:29 AM on March 23

Just watched Matt Moore of the Rays take a shot directly off the mouth. He looks OK, but I won't be surprised if he looks more like a hockey player than a pitcher. This happened just minutes ago.

OK, replay shows he just got a small piece of the ball with his glove, saving him from some serious damage. By the way, he was able to pick the ball up and get the out at first.

posted by Howard_T at 02:35 PM on March 23

Wow -- Moore's incident looked horrific. I think these 2 events will only lead to MLB introducing some type of helmet/visor for pitchers ...

Whether or not it will be mandatory ... I don't know.

posted by DraftSharksFF at 09:59 AM on March 24

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