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Angels’ Matt Shoemaker Takes Line Drive Off Head

Matt Shoemaker required surgery to stop the bleeding from the impact of a 105 mile per hour (169 kmh) line drive off the bat of Seattle Mariners infielder Kyle Seager. Shoemaker, the Angels’ starting pitcher, was working in the second inning when Seager’s liner struck him in the head. Shoemaker never lost consciousness, and he even was able to walk off the field under his own power. However, the pitcher was down on the ground for several minutes and was bleeding from the site of the impact. Shoemaker suffered a skull fracture and hematoma. Following surgery, Shoemaker was alert and speaking, and is expected to make a full recovery.

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