Infante walked away from the incident and was taken to the hospital for tests. The impact left a cut on his chin that required medical attention.
“They put a number of stitches in there to close the cut and they’re going to go scan it to see if his jaw’s fractured. But we’ll know more later,” Royals manager Ned Yost said via MLB.com.
Heath Bell seemed rattled after the game, explaining that he was trying to throw a sinker and it just got away from him.
“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. I’ve played against Omar for 10 or 15 years. I hope he has a speedy recovery,” Bell said.