Few things in sports are scarier than when a baseball player gets hit in the head. It doesn’t matter if it’s when they’re batting, pitching, or fielding, watching a 5.25 ounce ball of yarn fly at 90 miles per hour or more at another human being’s head and causing them to collapse on the diamond is always terrifying.
That unfortunately happened at tonight’s game between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins, as Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell got hit in the face with a line drive and had to be escorted out of the game by one of the team’s trainers.
The accident happened in the second inning, when Twins shortstop Eduardo Nunez hit a screamer right back at Mitchell, who was unable to get his glove up in time and suffered an ugly injury. There’s no word on Mitchell’s condition outside of the fact that he was bleeding, but he was able to walk off of the field with a little help while holding a towel up to his face.
Mitchell, who is considered one of the top prospects in the Yankees’ system, was replaced in the game by Caleb Cotham. We’ll let you know if there are any updates on Mitchell’s condition.
(via New York Daily News)