In a frightening scene at a minor league baseball game in North Carolina on Thursday night, a pitcher for the Durham Bulls was struck in the face by a line drive before collapsing and convulsing on the mound.
Reliever Tyler Zombro was kept overnight at Duke University Hospital and remains in stable condition after the Triple-A Durham decided to suspend its game.
Zombro, a right-hander in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, was hit by a sharp line drive from Norfolk’s Brett Cumberland in the eighth inning. Zombro crumbled awkwardly to the ground, lay motionless for a moment face down, then began to convulse uncontrollably as teammates and a trainer rushed toward the mound.
Cumberland took a knee near first base while Zombro was tended to, and other players did the same across the field, many of them praying. Zombro was carried off on a stretcher and taken directly to the hospital.
Wander Franco, a Rays prospect and Bulls shortstop, bent over and grimaced as he saw the aftermath of the incident.
Zombro will continue to be tested at Duke University Hospital.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail