The eighth inning of Wednesday night’s Red Sox/Rays game took a turn for the worse when second baseman Will Rhymes suddenly crumpled to the ground.
Red Sox pitcher Franklin Morales’ fastball had hit Mr Rhymes in the right arm moments before, knocking the player off his feet and causing him to fall down in pain.
He proceeded to first base, only to faint on the field in the arms of his coach.
‘I felt fine. I was all there but when I got to first, I started getting real dizzy and nauseous,’ Mr Rhymes said in the locker room after the game.
‘That’s when I started walking off and, apparently I didn’t get real far.’
Video of the incident shows Mr Rhymes standing at home plate, ready for the incoming pitch.
X-rays of Mr Rhymes injury showed no bone damage, according to CBS. They said that his fainting on the field was the result of an adrenaline rush.