LOS ANGELES – Rhys Hoskins has a cut on his lip but seems to have escaped without serious injury after a scary incident in the ninth inning of a 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.
Hoskins fouled off Kenley Jansen's 95 mph fastball, which then richoted off his arm before smacking him in the face. He immediately dropped to the dirt and was aided by the team's medical staff before being lifted from the game. Manager Gabe Kapler said Hoskins has a "big, fat cut on the inside of his bottom lip."
"I'm not overly concerned at this point," Kapler said.
Hoskins was not available after the game as he iced his lip outside the clubhouse. The ninth-inning injury just worsened an already difficult month. Hoskins went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and has just 13 hits in his last 97 at-bats. His season average dropped to .229 with a .360 on-base percentage.