Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt was hospitalized after being struck in the head by a line drive. The incident occurred during the second inning of Oakland’s 9-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 17. The 32-year-old was removed from the field after being struck by a ball off the bat of Chicago outfielder Brian Goodwin. Bassitt was conscious while he was being loaded into the ambulance and received stitches at the hospital. "We don’t think the eye is a problem at this point. It felt like it was below it. He’s got some cuts that need some stitches," Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics Manager. Bassitt is currently 12-3 with a 3.06 ERA this season and was replaced by Burch Smith.