Rangers Outfielder Avoids Serious Injury After Taking Pitch Directly To Face

Texas Rangers' utility player, Josh Smith, was hit in the face by a 88 mph sinker from Baltimore Orioles' Danny Coulombe during Monday's game, causing him to exit the game in the third inning.

Smith was taken to a hospital for evaluation and underwent a CT scan, which came back negative.

Despite the severity of the incident, Smith was able to walk off the field under his own power. He has since tweeted that he is okay and hopes to return to the field soon.

Smith is currently considered day-to-day, and additional updates on his condition are expected.

In three games this season, the 25-year-old has a batting line of .250/.625/.250 with three runs scored and no extra-base hits.

For his two-year career, Smith holds a .198/.317/.249 triple-slash line, with two home runs, 16 RBIs, four stolen bases, and 26 runs scored across 76 games played. Photo Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports