Despite being sent to an ophthalmologist after taking a football to his left eye during a game of catch, Orioles right-hander David Hess will make his next start as scheduled Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Hess was throwing a football around with teammates before the Orioles’ 14-2 loss to the Rays in the Tropicana Field outfield when he was hit with the point of the football in the eye.
After visiting a local eye doctor, Hess has some inflammation but no abrasion. He was given anti-inflammatory eye drops.
“That’s just going out there and having some fun,” Hess said. “Obviously something went wrong, so it’s good to go. Just fortunate and it’s something that we’re...