Brandon McCarthy

On September 5, 2012, in the fourth inning of a game he was pitching against the Los Angeles Angels, Brandon McCarthy was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar. Initially, the right-handed pitcher sat up on the mound and seemed fine, despite the horrific nature of the beaning. Eventually, however, a CAT scan showed that he had a fractured skull and damage to the brain. His season was over.