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 Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 05:21 am
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OUCH 😬😬😬! Chris Iannetta exits after getting hit in the face by the pitch!
— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) May 13, 2017
Chris Iannetta left Friday's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks andPittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning after being hit in the face by a 93-mph fastball from reliever Johnny Barbato.
The Diamondbacks announced he was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.
"He was up walking around. Everything was OK," manager Torey Lovullo said after the game, according to ESPN. "Anytime there's head trauma, anytime a pitch hits you in that area, you are never comfortable until a diagnosis is made, so we're using every precaution possible to make sure he's OK."
On a 1-2 count, Barbato lost control of his pitch that sailed high and inside on Iannetta, who couldn't react in time to avoid the impact. The Diamondbacks catcher appeared to be conscious following the incident, though he was seen bleeding from the face before leaving the field.
He was replaced by pinch runner Chris Herrmann at first base.