Dodgers' Elian Herrera hit in the head

Being hit by a pitch is part of the game, but it doesn't always result in an injury.  When being hit by a pitch does result in an injury, it can be devastating to a team and a player.  Just ask Curtis Granderson.  However, there is nothing more frightening than a pitch that rides up and in and hits a player in the head.  That's what happened to Elian Herrera of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Yesterday as the Dodgers took on the Chicago White Sox, Herrera was hit in the helmet by a pitch.  It was a scary moment, but Herrera appeared to be fine.



Herrera is a 28-year old utility player fighting for any playing time he can get.  Herrera made his Major League debut last season and played in 67 games.  He hit .251/.340/.332.  Herrera has spent seven seasons in the minors prior to being called up in 2012.

The Dodgers used Herrera primarily as an outfielder last season, but he can play the infield too.  He played third base, second base, and shortstop last year.


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