Toronto Blue Jays centerfielder Colby Rasmus was forced to leave last night’s game against Boston after suffering a freak injury. As he headed out to take his position in the middle of the first inning, he was struck just below his left eye by a warmup throw from rightfielder Anthony Gose.
“I thought he was looking at me,” said Gose, who was visibly shaken — tears welling in his eyes — after the game. “I was just trying to give him the ball to play catch with Rajai.”
Rasmus was taken to a local hospital for a CT scan. There was no other update on his condition, but he is likely the latest Blue Jay shut down for the season
The accident served as both an important reminder to pay attention and was a poetic illustration of the big-budget team’s lackluster season.