Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Matt Shoemaker Speaks Out After Emergency Brain Surgery

Shoemaker was hit by a line drive in a game against the Seattle Mariners.

“I remember throwing the pitch but I think it happened so quick, I didn't see it,” Shoemaker told ABC News’ Kanya Whitworth in his first interview since the accident. “There was an artery right under where I got hit so it, you know, damaged the artery [and] caused the bleed.”

The interview aired today on "Good Morning America."

“After everything was OK, he said with the epidural, kind of the bleed that I had, you literally live or die,” Shoemaker said of his surgeon.

This week Shoemaker walked onto the pitcher's mound at Angels Stadium in Anaheim for the first time since his accident.

“I am 100 percent trying all these options in the off-season, you know, to see, you know, comfort, fit, all that stuff,” he said. “It if feels and works like a baseball hat, I'd be definitely willing to wear it.”

The MLB and the Players Association met with several pitchers to get their feedback on a half cap prototype – a hybrid cap and helmet, according to a statement yesterday from the MLB. The statement added that more than a dozen pitchers had received personalized half caps at the beginning of 2016 Spring Training, and noted that no player had yet chosen to wear the headgear during live game action.