Colby Rasmus hit by ball, leaves

Updated: September 21, 2013, 3:02 AM ET
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BOSTON -- Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus left Friday night's game against the Boston Red Sox after he was hit in the face with a ball while jogging out to the field in the middle of the first inning.

Rasmus was replaced by Kevin Pillar in the lineup.

Rasmus was heading to center field when a ball came from the direction of right fielder Anthony Gose and hit him in the face. The Toronto Star reported Gose was visibly shaken after the game.

"I thought he was looking at me," Gose told the Star. "I was just trying to give him the ball to play catch with Rajai [Davis]."

A Blue Jays trainer went out to help Rasmus and then led him off the field. Manager John Gibbons said after the game that Rasmus was taken to a local hospital for a CT scan, but no further update on his condition was given.

Rasmus was activated from the disabled list last week after spending 29 games on it with a strained muscle in his left side.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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