Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray was forced to leave Friday’s game in St. Louis after being hit on the head by a line drive off the bat of Cardinals first baseman Luke Voit. The line drive was measured at 108 mph off the bat, and immediately knocked Ray to the ground, where he remained for several minutes as the crowd watched on silently.
Ray never appeared to lose consciousness on the field, but did appear to have blood on his hands. He was moved to a sitting position before being loaded on to a cart. As he was driven off the field, Ray gave a thumbs up to the crowd.
The Diamondbacks announced Ray was alert after the incident and was transported to a local hospital where he’ll undergo further evaluation. The team will provide updates as they become available.