A's Pitcher Jesse Chavez's Quick Reflexes Save Him from Serious Head Injury

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 7, 2014

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Thanks to a fast response and a little bit of luck, Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez avoided a critical injury in Oakland on Tuesday night.

The Seattle Mariners' Michael Saunders hit a line drive right back at the A's right-hander. At that point, the only thing Chavez could do was try to protect himself: 

The look on Chavez's face right after says it all.