Red Sox’s Rick Porcello Gets Drilled In Head By Comebacker, Laughs It Off

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Rick Porcello gave the Boston Red Sox and their fans quite the scare Monday night.

During the second inning of his Cactus League outing against the Chicago Cubs, the pitcher was drilled in the head by a Willson Contreras comebacker. The ball bounced off his head and into the outfield before the right-hander hit the ground.

Miraculously, Porcello did not leave the game after telling manager Alex Cora he was fine.

It certainly was reassuring to see him smiling after what could have been a much scarier moment.

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