After a scary incident, yesterday afternoon Toronto Blue Jays pitcher T.J. House is expected to make a full recovery after being struck in the head with a line drive.
The Toronto Blue Jays Grapefruit League action win over the Detroit Tigers was overshadowed yesterday when pitcher T.J. House was struck on the side of the head by a comebacker off the bat of John Hicks.
House was transported off the field via ambulance with visible blood on the side of his face. The hurler never lost consciousness and gave an encouraging thumbs up while being carted onto the ambulance.
The 27-year old House remained in hospital overnight for observations and further testing but tweeted out a positive prognosis yesterday evening.
The Blue Jays signed House to a minor league deal in the offseason after spending his entire major league career with the Cleveland Indians. Prior to the injury House was more than likely tabbed for Buffalo as pitching depth for the Blue Jays should the need arise.
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The former 16th round pick had appeared in three spring games for the Jays compiling a 4.91 earned run average in 3.2 innings of work. House has made 27 career appearances
House has made 27 career major league appearances with the Indians earning a 4.44 earned run average fanning 89 in 117.2 innings on the bump.
Fellow pitcher and teammate Bo Schultz sent his prayers to House through social media.
Once again the safety of pitchers will come into question as to whether or not hurlers should be mandated to wear protective headgear when on the mound.
Regardless, we are wishing House has a speedy recovery and is back in a Blue Jays uniform sooner than later.