Jays pitcher TJ House struck in head by line drive during pre-season game

Jays pitcher House injured by line drive

LAKELAND, Fla. — Blue Jays reliever TJ House was struck in the head by a line drive and had to be removed from the field in an ambulance during Toronto’s pre-season game against Detroit on Friday.

House was pitching in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Blue Jays up 6-2 when he was hit. He was down on the field for several minutes, but reportedly gave a thumbs up gesture to the crowd before leaving.

The game was abandoned after the incident.

The Canadian Press