A’s right-handed Chris Bassitt Struck on Head by Comebacker | Sports news


Oakland Athletics right-handed Chris Bassitt was carted off the field Tuesday night after being hit in the side of the head by a comebacker.

With two ons and no outs in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox, Bassitt threw an 89.5 mph fastball that Brian Goodwin put right back in the middle. Bassitt went down on the hill immediately after the hit, holding his head and his teammates quickly waved to the dugout for help.

While the players on either side watched, Bassitt was looked after by an Oakland trainer and other staff before being helped into the back of a cart with a towel over his face. A’s midfielder Starling Marte had his hands on his head when Bassitt was driven by him.

The team said Bassitt was “conscious and aware” and was rushed to a hospital.

32-year-old Bassitt, who broke into the majors with the White Sox in 2014, is in the middle of a breakout season for Oakland. He was 12-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 24 starts and led the AL in wins.

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