Minnesota Twins' Kyle Farmer needs surgery after being hit in the face by pitch

Infielder Kyle Farmer of the Minnesota Twins will have surgery to fix his teeth and jaw after being hit in the face by a pitch.

Minnesota Twins' Kyle Farmer needs surgery after being hit in the face by pitch


According to Twins manager Rocco Bldelli, Minnesota Twins infielder Kyle Farmer needs surgery to re-align his teeth as well as fix a major laceration on the lower jaw after he was struck in the face with a pitch in Wednesday's match between the Twins vs. the Chicago White Sox.

Farmer was struck in the head by Lucas Giolito, White Sox pitcher. Farmer fell immediately to the ground, putting his hands on his face. Trainers rushed quickly to help the shortstop.

Farmer, who had been on the ground more than one minute, was able walk off with two trainers.

Baldelli informed reporters that Farmer would be having surgery after the match, but it did not appear as if the player had suffered any facial injuries from the 92mph pitch.

He said it was "probably some kind of miracle" that this is the case.

Baldelli called Wednesday's game 'one the most difficult days you can have at a baseball park. You can't help but think about what he has been through and will be going through.

Baldelli claimed that he could barely do his job, but his players were incredible.

Giolito told MLB.com that he would never hit anyone.

Giolito stated that he felt very bad. It will shake you up in the moment but you must do your best to get back on track, make good pitches and escape the situation. Maintain that focus for the remainder of the game.

The Twins defeated the Sox by a score of 3-1.

CNN has reached out the Twins to get more information and an update about Farmer's health.