Oakland A’s: The latest on Chris Bassitt’s condition

Aug 17, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Medical personnel helps Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) who covers his face after being hit by a ball hit by Chicago White Sox left fielder Brian Goodwin during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 17, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Medical personnel helps Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) who covers his face after being hit by a ball hit by Chicago White Sox left fielder Brian Goodwin during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Here is the latest news on Oakland A’s starting pitcher Chris Bassitt, who was hit in the head by a line drive in Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago.

In the second inning, White Sox batter Brian Goodwin sent a line drive back to the mound at 100.1 miles per hour, striking Bassitt in the right side of the head. He immediately went to the ground as his Oakland teammates rushed to his side and called for help.

Here is the video. Warning: The scene is disturbing.

Updates below on the condition of Oakland A’s pitcher Chris Bassitt after being hit in the head in a matchup against the Chicago White Sox.

After being struck, Bassitt never seemed to lose consciousness and was eventually taken off the field on a cart. In a statement released on Twitter, the A’s provided a positive update after a very scary scene at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Shortly after the incident, many in the baseball community took to social media to voice their support for Bassitt, including former A’s pitcher Dallas Braden, who relayed the thoughts of so many hurlers.

Bassitt entered Tuesday’s contest with a 12-3 mark in 24 previous starts. He finished eighth in Cy Young voting last season and, with a WHIP of 1.033, earned his first All-Star Game appearance earlier this season.

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