Carlos Rodon appears OK after taking line drive off forehead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon was removed from a minor league rehab start Thursday after being hit in the forehead by a line drive.

Rodon was pitching for Triple-A Charlotte as he works back from offseason shoulder surgery. He fell to the ground, but bounced up quickly after being struck by D’Arby Myers’ comebacker in the third inning.

Rodon removed his hat and checked his forehead for blood – he didn’t appear to be bleeding – as a team trainer ran to the mound. He seemed to want to remain in the game, but was led off by the trainer.

The 25-year-old Rondon struck out six in 2 2/3 scoreless innings. It was his second minor league rehab outing and first at Triple-A.

Third baseman Jake Elmore made an impressive over-the-shoulder catch on the play after the ball deflected off Rodon’s head and behind third base.

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