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Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker has emergency brain surgery after being hit in head by line drive

Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker has emergency brain surgery after being hit in head by line drive

Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker underwent emergency brain surgery late Sunday night in Seattle to stop bleeding after being hit in the head by a line drive that afternoon in the Angels’ victory over the Mariners. General Manager Billy Eppler said the surgery, performed by Dr. Manuel Ferreira, was successful and that Shoemaker was speaking.

Pitching in Sunday's second inning at Safeco Field, Shoemaker was struck in the right side of the head by a 105-mph line drive off the bat of Seattle’s Kyle Seager. The ball caromed into foul territory and Shoemaker fell to the ground immediately. Trainers hurried to his aid, the crowd hushed and players rushed to be near...

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