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The Toronto Blue Jays are awaiting the results of a CT scan performed on center fielder Colby Rasmus after he suffered a freak injury in the first inning of Friday night's game with the Boston Red Sox. As Rasmus jogged out to his position in the bottom of the first, a warm-up throw from teammate Anthony Gose struck him in the right eye.
Rasmus immediately left the game. MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports that team doctors performed the CT scan and are now awaiting the results. Manager John Gibbons believes that Rasmus may have a broken nose and is concerned about a possible concussion.
Gose commented on the incident after the game. He appeared flustered as he spoke, which is understandable. Said Gose,
"He's in the hospital, that tells you enough right there. I thought he was looking at me, tried to throw it to him and it hit him right in the face."
Rasmus is having a career year in 2013. Overall, he is hitting .276/.338/.501 with 22 HR and 66 RBI even though he missed a month from August 11 to September 13 with an oblique injury. He was well on pace to set a new career high in home runs (23 in 2010) and RBI (75 in 2012).
Rasmus is listed as day-to-day. With only nine games left in the season, he may not get that chance at a new high in RBI unless he has another terrific game. However, he needs only two home runs. With the way he has hit in his last six (four home runs), he could set his new mark in just one game.
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In an update to the news of Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus' eye injury, the Blue Jays have announced that they have disabled Rasmus for the remainder of the season.
Rasmus has been placed on the DL and is done for the season. No structural damage to the bone around his left eye. #BlueJays
— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) September 21, 2013
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