BALTIMORE — Foul balls are known to be dangerous. They’re not usually so dangerous for the batter.
Dustin Pedroia bounced a ball off the plate in the fourth inning Monday night at Camden Yards and the rebound caught him in the face. He immediately spun around and took a few steps away to his right, meeting the trainers in between home plate and the Orioles’ first-base dugout.
Per the Red Sox, Pedroia has a nasal contusion and is considered day-to-day.
Pedroia left the game, holding a shirt to his face, with blood visible on his jersey.
Pedroia’s already dealing with a health situation, managing pain in his left knee.
His replacement, Brock Holt, immediately doubled and scored in the inning, cutting the Orioles’ lead to 5-1.
The Mets' Wilmer Flores earlier this month fouled a ball into his face without a rebound, directly off the bat.