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Matt Shoemaker Takes A 105 MPH Line-Drive To The Head

(Photo credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

In the second inning of Sunday’s game against Seattle, L.A.’s Matt Shoemaker was struck in the head by a 105 mph line-drive off the bat of Kyle Seager.


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Surrounded by trainers from both teams, Shoemaker was able to walk himself off the field with a towel pressed to his head to stem the bleeding. Early reports from the hospital indicate a small skull fracture and a small hematoma.

Six relievers combined to finish out the 4-2 victory for the Angels.

Update: Shoemaker had surgery and is expected to make a full recovery for next season.


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