A's pitcher Chris Bassitt carted off field after taking 100 mph line drive off head

By , Audacy

It was a scary scene at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Tuesday night.

A’s pitcher Chris Bassitt took a line drive off the head in the second inning in an at-bat against Brian Goodwin, which was measured with an exit velocity of 100 mph.

Bassitt hit the ground immediately, grabbing his face near his eye as medical staff rushed to attend him. There was a lot of blood visible as trainers placed a towel on his face.

Players on the field appeared to be shaken up, with many covering their faces and dropping to one knee.

The right-hander was eventually carted off the field.

A's PR tweeted that Bassitt was conscious and on his way to the hospital.

Bassitt, 32, was having a career-best season, being named to his first All-Star team and leading the American League with 12 wins and 150 innings pitched.

He entered the game with a 3.06 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 153 strikeouts.

The Chicago White Sox tweeted out their best wishes for Bassitt shortly after the incident.

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