Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken nose and fractured thumb suffered when he was hit in the hand and face while trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt Saturday night.
Cowgill squared around to try laying down a bunt in the eighth inning against Rangers pitcher Matt West, but he was unable to pull back quickly enough and the 95-mph fastball hit him in the thumb and then nose.
Cowgill will have surgery on his nose and is expected to miss 4-5 weeks, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia.
Cowgill has been a very solid option for the Angels all season. He’s batting .277 with a .760 OPS while sharing time as an extra outfielder. Grant Green was called up to take his place.
Below you can watch a GIF of the pitch and play.