The San Francisco Giants’ franchise player, Buster Posey, was struck in the head during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Posey was visibly shaken, looking disoriented and immediately fell to the ground.
“He’s doing OK,” said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. “He might have stayed in the game if he wasn’t a catcher.”
The 94 mph fastball, thrown by Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker, hit Posey in the first inning of San Francisco’s 4-1 home opener. Posey exited under his own power with athletic trainer, Dave Groeschner, alongside. Walker was booed for the rest of the game.
The 2012 NL MVP and 2010 NL Rookie of the Year will be re-evaluated Tuesday.