Mitchell, the rookie who was a rotation replacement for CC Sabathia, has been diagnosed with a "small nasal fracture," after taking the liner off his face in the second inning of Monday’s game.
After a few tense moments, Mitchell was able to walk of the mound with the help of a trainer.
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com described the bloody scene:
Yankees RHP Bryan Mitchell struck in the face with a line drive. Bloody scene here at the Stadium. He has left the game.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 17, 2015
"You're sick, sick to your stomach, praying for the best," Yankees catcher Brian McCann said after the dramatic 8-7 10th-inning win.. "You're just hoping for the best outcome. When I went out there, I was like, 'Are you all right?' And he said, 'I'm all right, I just need to get off the field.' So it was good that he was responsive."