Indians catcher Austin Hedges. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports).
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Cleveland Indians catcher Austin Hedges got a significant scare when he took a fastball to the head while batting against the Seattle Mariners.
Austin Hedges simply became a posterchild for MLB batting helmets in their existing type.
When a fastball came straight for his face, the Indians catcher was at the plate dealing with Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn.
The misaimed pitch gotten in touch with his helmet right at the temple.
Hedges came out to capture for Aaron Civale in the top of the 4th. He was replaced by Rene Rivera in the fifth. The team didnt immediately update the catchers status or show the reason for his removal.
Without that defense, Hedges could have been in severe problem. The good news is, he was using a batting helmet with an extension at the cheek.
Indians catcher Austin Hedges took a pitch to the head.
Exceptionally, Hedges was able to remain in the video game. He took his base in the bottom of the third and made it to 3rd before the inning ended on a strikeout.
Hedges came out to capture for Aaron Civale in the top of the 4th. He was replaced by Rene Rivera in the fifth. The group didnt immediately update the catchers status or show the reason for his elimination.
By the time Hedges left, the Indians had total control of the game. They had a three-run first inning, added another run in the 2nd, then expanded their cause 5-0 on a Bobby Bradley crowning achievement in the 3rd.