This Is One Of The Scariest Things That Can Happen To A Baseball Player

04/08/2014 01:49 pm ET
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One of the scariest things that can happen to a baseball player happened to Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante on Monday night. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Infante got hit in the head by a pitch.

An 89-mph change-up from Tampa Bay Rays reliever Heath Bell caught the 32-year-old infielder on the chin. After falling to the ground, Infante was able to get back to his feet. He was eventually helped off the field by a Royals trainer while holding a towel against his face.

"My prayers go out to him. I went and asked the umpire how bad did I get him, what did he see. He said it got him on the chin pretty good. I was just happy it wasn't the eye. You know I've played against and with Omar for the last 10, 15 years. I hope he has a speedy recovery," Bell said after the game.

Fortunately for Infante, he did not sustain a concussion or a broken jaw, according to

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