Yankees reliever Anthony Misiewicz struck in the face by a line drive against Pirates

New York Yankees relief pitcher Anthony Misiewicz is taken off the field after being injured during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yankees reliever Anthony Misiewicz was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Pittsburgh's Ji Hwan Bae in the sixth inning of New York's 7-5 victory on Friday night.

Bae hit a 100.6 mph liner up the middle with two runners on in the bottom of the sixth inning. The left-handed Misiewicz raised his glove in an effort to catch it. The glove didn't make it in time. The ball hit Misiewicz in the face and rolled into right field.

The 28-year-old Misiewicz laid on the ground for several minutes while being tended to by medical personnel. He stood up and made his way to a cart with a towel pressed to the left side of his face.

Misiewicz was assessed by Pittsburgh's team doctors, who described him as “alert and oriented,” before being taken to a hospital for further testing.

Misiewicz underwent several scans but the results were not immediately available.

“They felt like (he was) in a pretty good spot,” New York manager Aaron Boone said. “But, you know, just hoping and praying for the best as far as results.”


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