Marlins coaches manager Don Mattingly and catcher Jacob Stallings ran to the mound to check on the 27-year-old, who was treated on the field but was able to walk off the field.
As soon as he got up, Solano hugged him and they exchanged words before Castano headed towards the dugout.
“I’m not sure what happened,” a bandaged Castano told reporters after the game.
“I passed out for a second. I was a little out of my mind. When I woke up, I asked, “What happened?” Now I’m much better. I’m a little tired, but I’ll be fine.”
Marlins manager Mattingly said the ball’s impact was partially reduced as it hit the beak of Castano’s cap, ESPN reported.
“It’s a little scary,” Mattingly said. “Your biggest fear is damage. He’s as good as you’d expect.”
“Thank you all for the love, support and prayers. I’m fine, but it could be much worse,” he said.
“In addition to being grateful for the efficiency and kindness of my coaches, coaches, teammates and Solano, what was shown to me today is truly beyond the game. What a sobering reminder of the brevity of life, thank you for my confidence in Christ.” Romans 8:28″.
Miami won the game 7–6 after a late play early in the 9th inning, led by homer Jesus Sanchez, who sent the ball into right field.
His next matchup is on Friday when he faces the New York Mets.