Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Yankees' Bryan Mitchell has nose broken by line-drive to face (VIDEO)

There was a scary scene at Yankee Stadium after New York Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of the Minnesota Twins' Eduardo Nunez.

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:

"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."

Mitchell was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for further evaluation right after the injury. He will be placed on the DL, but thankful things didn't turn out worse.

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