This could have been too bad for Chris Bast.
A’s ace suffered a fractured right cheek. Hit in the head by a line drive During their start against the White Sox on Tuesday night, the team said in a statement Wednesday.
MLB Network reports that Bast – who had to leave the field – There will be surgery In three to five days when the swelling subsides.
“We are grateful to the White Sox, their medical staff, and the doctors and nurses in the rush. [University Medical Center] To take the best care of them, ”Athletics said in the release.
The injury occurred when White Sox outfielder Brian Goodon hit a line drive at 100.1 mph in the second inning. Bast immediately hit the ground and covered his face.
Bast, 32, underwent stitches for facial injuries at a Chicago hospital Tuesday night before his release, A said.
Bast was an All-Star for the first time this season and was 12-4 with a 3.22 ERA.
“Chris will be better than ever and will soon be doing what he likes, and thank you all for your prayers and help,” his sports agent said in a statement.
“Things like that remind us that in most ways we are one heart and one mind.”