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Kyle Seager checked up on Matt Shoemaker every day after line drive injury

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Seattle Mariners

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 04: Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker #52 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is helped off the field after being hit in the head with a batted ball off the bat of Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners in the second inning at Safeco Field on September 4, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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Last month, Angels starter Matt Shoemaker was hit in the head by a line drive hit by Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager. He suffered a fractured skull and a hematoma, requiring emergency surgery. Fortunately, Shoemaker is recovering and sounds eager to return to the mound.

Good Morning America did a segment on Shoemaker last week. After the line drive incident, several equipment companies are manufacturing specialized helmets for pitchers. Shoemaker said, “I am 100 percent trying all of these options in the offseason to see comfort, fit, all that stuff. If it feels and works like a baseball hat, I’d definitely be willing to wear it.”

Towards the end of the segment, Michael Strahan notes that Seager called Shoemaker every day to check up on him. Shoemaker said he heard from Seager more than anybody else.

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