Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley left the team's April 28 game at Chase Field against the Colorado Rockies after a line drive hit him in the face. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 29 with a sinus fracture.
The team reinstated him May 16.
Continue for updates.
Saturday, May 16
The Diamondbacks announced they activated Bradley from the disabled list ahead of Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
No fracture of the jaw, no fracture of the orbital bone. I guess I have a slight fracture of the sinus, which I'm not even sure what that is. If this was a playoff race or a playoff game, I could pitch tomorrow if the team needed it.
The Diamondbacks announced they placed Bradley on the disabled list with a right sinus fracture and that pitcher Enrique Burgos was recalled from Double-A Mobile.
The line drive came off the bat of Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on April 28, and Bradley left the game after the scary moment in the second inning. David Kadlubowski of the Arizona Republic provided a look at Bradley after the play:
Bradley tweeted a picture of himself after the game, commenting on how bad things looked:
Fox Sports' Jack Magruder reported that Bradley went to the hospital for further testing and never lost consciousness. Magruder also added that Bradley had no concussion but did have sinus cavity swelling.
Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com noted just how hard Gonzalez's hit truly was:
Fortunately for Bradley and the fans in attendance, things could have been much worse. Piecoro described the aftermath:
Bradley has been a pleasant surprise for the Diamondbacks in the early going and boasted a 2-0 record, 1.45 ERA and 0.96 WHIP entering play April 28.
Given Piecoro’s account, Bradley will ideally continue his hot start. However, it may take some time for him to return to peak physical health and overcome any lingering concerns about another line drive back up the box in future starts.