Matt Shoemaker, who was struck in the head by a line drive last month, says he's open to wearing protective headgear in the future.
Shoemaker was hit on the right side of his head by a line drive from Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners on Sept. 4.
The right-hander sustained a small skull fracture and hematoma. He was released from the hospital two days after undergoing surgery to stop additional bleeding in his skull.
"I remember throwing the pitch, but I think it happened so quick, I didn't see it," Shoemaker told Good Morning America. "There was an artery right under where I got hit so it, you know, damaged the artery [and] caused the bleed.
"It was one of those things where it's like you had 25 thoughts in a second. It was like, man, I just got hit. Wow, I'm -- I feel dizzy. Am I OK? OK. Can I keep pitching? Like, you -- you name it, like, different random thoughts just popped in your head."
When he does get clearance to play, Shoemaker said he plans to try out specialized helmets that guard against head injuries for pitchers.
"I am 100 percent trying all these options in the offseason, you know, to see, you know, comfort, fit, all that stuff," he said. "If it feels and works like a baseball hat, I'd be definitely willing to wear it."