A pitcher’s worst nightmare occurred on Friday, as Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher T.J. House was hit with a comebacker and had to be carted off the field in an ambulance.

Leading 6-2 against the Detroit Tigers during a Spring Training game in Florida, House came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth inning. After recording an out, he was hit in the head by a line drive from Tigers catcher John Hicks. Play was immediately called.

House, bloodied from the hit, laid on the field for more than 20 minutes.

Thankfully, House was able to give a thumbs up before getting taken away.

The 27-year-old started 18 games for the Indians back in 2014 and since has appeared in eight games for Cleveland. He signed a minor-league deal with Toronto over the offseason.

According to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, House didn’t lose consciousness after taking the blow, saying he used his glove to cover his head.

“There was quite a bit of blood. He was bleeding quite a bit, but he was conscious and he was talking to his trainers,” Ausmus told Jason Beck after the game.


Well, there’s since been some great news, as House tweeted that “things are looking good” and that he’s going to make a full recovery:

[Larry Brown Sports]

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