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We have become accustomed to seeing Jose Bautista make some heavy contact with the ball using his bat over the past couple of seasons, but during last night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles it was his head that was making the heavy contact with the ball.
With a runner on second and his team trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the third, the Blue Jays’ All-Star and current home run leader took a Jake Arrieta fastball to the side of the helmet, knocking him to the ground in a daze. The Jays training staff, along with manager John Farrell rushed to Bautista’s aid, as Arrieta looked on nervously. Thankfully, Bautista would be able to walk off the field on his own power and has since stated that he feels no lingering effects and hopes to be back in the lineup today.
Here is a look at the frightening incident.