NEW YORK – Monday night, in the second inning of his start against the Twins (GameTracker), Yankees right-hander Bryan Mitchell was hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Eduardo Nunez. It was unintentional, obviously.
The unembeddable video of the play is here. Mitchell remained on the ground for a few moments but was soon about to walk off the field under his own power. He was bleeding heavily and holding a towel to his face, however.
The Yankees have since announced Mitchell was taken to a nearby hospital for a “full evaluation” without providing any more details. It’s unclear where exactly the line drive hit Mitchell, but hopefully it’s just a flesh wound and not something more serious involving his eye or a concussion.
Mitchell, 24, was making a spot start Monday because the Yankees wanted to give the rest of their rotation an extra day of rest. He has a 3.72 ERA (106 ERA+) in 19 1/3 innings spread across one start and eight relief appearances coming into Monday’s game.
Bryan Mitchell took a line drive to the face on Monday. (USATSI)
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