SURPRISE, Arizona (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun was hit in the mouth by a fastball Sunday and taken to a hospital.
The left-handed hitting Calhoun crumbled after being struck in the jaw by a fastball from Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias in the first inning of a spring training game. Calhoun fell on his back, put his hands over his face and was eventually carried off on a cart. The Rangers said he was taken to a hospital.
Officials said he has since underwent a CT scan as well as a further examination, which revealed that he has a fracture of his jaw. He is expected to undergo further evaluation on Monday.
A fourth-round pick by the Dodgers in 2015, Calhoun was acquired by Texas in a trade for Yu Darvish in 2017 and established himself in the Rangers’ lineup last year.
The Rangers later defeated the Dodgers 9-8.
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