OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Baltimore's Felix Pie has left the Orioles' game against the Oakland Athletics after hitting a foul ball that bounced off the dirt and hit him in the throat.
Pie, who was leading off the third inning, grabbed his throat in pain and athletic trainer Richie Bancells rushed to assist him. After several minutes, Pie stepped back in to hit but struck out swinging two pitches later against Trevor Cahill. Once back in the dugout, he was escorted to the clubhouse and then replaced by Nolan Reimold.
The 24-year-old Pie is batting .200 with two home runs and four RBIs this season, his first with Baltimore following parts of two seasons with the Chicago Cubs.