Daniel Castano injury update: Marlins pitcher says he’ll be ‘all right’ after being struck in head by 104 mph liner

Daniel Castano injury update: Marlins pitcher says he'll be 'all right' after being struck in head by 104 mph liner

Marlins pitcher Daniel Castano had to leave his start against the Reds in Cincinnati in the first inning Thursday after he was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Donovan Solano.

The drive, which Baseball Savant measured at 104.3 mph, bounced off Castano’s hat and was caught by third baseman Joey Wendle on the fly for an out. Castano stayed on his knees at the mound for some time before he was able to walk to the dugout under his own power.

As Castano was being tended to by the training staff, Solano waited along the first-base line before approaching him.

Here’s the latest on Castano’s condition:

What is Daniel Castano’s injury status?

Castano told reporters after the game he was feeling better but was also “a little tired” and “a little out of it.”

“It just kind of went black for a second,” Castano said. “It wasn’t a whole lot, kind of came to and everyone was around me. Think the first thing I asked was, ‘Did we get the out?’ Just making sure everything was all right. I still wanted to compete and be in that game, but just not sure really what happened. There was a little blood, and I was like, ‘Ah, what happened?'”

CT scan came back normal for Daniel Castano after a 104 mph comebacker caught the brim of his cap before his forehead.

The Marlins announced after the game Castano had suffered a forehead contusion and a mild concussion.

“It’s a little bit scary,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said, according to The Associated Press. “Your biggest fear is damage. He’s about as good as could be expected.”

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