Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Andre Ethier at Los Angeles Dodgers spring training camp in Arizona on Friday. [tweet https://twitter.com/dylanohernandez/status/436930360593506304 align=’center’]
Koufax was standing near the bullpen when the foul ball struck him, and although he suffered a cut and was bleeding, he remained on his feet, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports. The three-time National League Cy Young Award winner was seen smiling as trainers helped him inside for further examination.
The 78-year-old is a special assistant to Dodgers owner Mark Walter. Koufax has informally worked with pitchers at Dodgers spring training for the past two seasons.