This could have been very, very bad. In a minor-league game between Nashville and Oklahoma City, Dodgers pitcher Jaime Schultz was drilled with a line drive back towards the mound off the bat of Andy Ibanez. Schultz was understandably shook, but thankfully was able to walk off the field under his own power.
Schultz, 28, has been back and forth from LA and OKC this season, appearing in five games this year for the big league club with a 7.20 ERA. Clearly seen as a depth option, Schultz was expected to be stored until Los Angeles needed him, which could come as early as when the rosters are expanded in September.
Yet, after this latest incident, you'd expect the Dodgers to be cautious with Schultz.