Aroldis Chapman Hospitalized After Being Hit In The Face [Video]

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was hospitalized after taking a line drive to the face during a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. He suffered fractures in his nose and left eye.

He was conscious when he was taken off the field, and he was transported by ambulance to the Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona. He was then transferred to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. Tests indicated the facial fractures, but he is still to undergo further testing. He will stay overnight.

Chapman was hit by Salvador Perez with a 99-mph fastball up the middle, with two outs in the sixth inning. The athlete was seen falling to the ground and flailing his legs. The ball struck the third base dugout.

Cringeworthy footage of Aroldis getting hit in the face