The 24-year-old rookie went down to the ground and grabbed his face, which had started to bleed. After a lengthy time down on the field with athletic trainers, including a brief moment when he attempted to stand up but couldn’t, he was carted off the field.
“It was a pretty scary incident,” manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday. “I go on the field, and he’s got blood on the face. Blood, it isn’t generally seen in our sport.”
Moran was taken to a Baltimore hospital. He was playing in only his second career major league game after being called up Tuesday following an injury to All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa.
O’Day experienced an array of emotions over Moran’s injury.
“I’ve had good friends who’ve had accidents like that and never knew if they were going to play again or didn’t get to play again, so I hope he’s OK,” O’Day said. “But as a professional, you’ve got to try and block that out.”
Infielder Tyler White was called up from Triple-A Fresno to take Moran’s spot on the roster.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.