Thursday night’s Triple-A game between the Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays affiliate) and Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles affiliate) was suspended after a terrifying moment in the eighth inning.

Durham right-handed pitcher Tyler Zombro was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Norfolk catcher Brett Cumberland, and fell directly to the ground and began convulsing. He was stretchered off the field and taken to a local hospital.

The Rays released a statement, saying that Zombro “is in stable condition.”

“Tyler Zombro was transported to Duke University Hospital in Durham and is in stable condition. He is currently undergoing further treatment and observation. Additional updates will be provided as they become available. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tyler, his family and his teammates.”

Zombro, 26, has been in the Rays’ organization since 2017 after signing as an undrafted free agent out of George Mason. He has a 3.18 ERA in nine appearances this season for Durham.

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