New York Yankees relief pitcher Anthony Misiewicz was carted off the field Friday night after a 100 mph comebacker hit him in the head.
The line drive came off the bat of Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Ji-hwan Bae, who hit a 1-2 curveball straight back to the pitching mound. The ball hit Misiewicz on the left side of his face, and he fell to the ground in pain. He retained consciousness and rolled on the ground while clutching his head.
Warning: The video below includes violent head trauma.
GRAPHIC: Anthony Misiewicz was hit with a line drive and immediately started bleeding. He stood up on his own power and left the game on the cart pic.twitter.com/Do2OeUsI7C
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) September 16, 2023
The ball ricocheted off Misiewicz's head and into right field. Trainers immediately ran to tend to Misiewicz as his Yankees teammates gathered near the mound. He was helped to his feet and placed on a cart, where he sat upright as he was driven off the field.
The Yankees later announced that Misiewicz was "alert and oriented" and transported to a local hospital for further testing.
Update on Anthony Misiewicz: Anthony is alert and oriented. He was assessed by Pittsburgh team doctors and was transported to Allegheny General Hospital where he will undergo further testing.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 16, 2023
The incident took place in the sixth inning as the Pirates tied the game at 3-3 on the Bae line drive, which scored Joshua Palacios from third base. Zach McAllister took Misiewicz's place on the mound, and the Pirates came out of the inning with a 5-3 lead. New York won the game 7-5.
Misiewicz, 28, is in his fourth MLB season. He joined the Yankees midseason off waivers after stints with the Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners.