After a scary scene unfolded at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park when Yankees reliever Anthony Misiewicz was struck in the head by a line drive, the Yankees announced that the 28-year-old “alert and oriented” after being taken to a local hospital.
“He was assessed by Pittsburgh team doctors and was transported to Allegheny General Hospital where he will undergo further testing,” the Yankees said.
Misiewicz, who was facing Ji-hwan Bae in the bottom of the sixth inning, was struck by a screaming comeback liner off the side of his head. The 28-year-old immediately fell to the turf and was treated by Yankees athletic trainers prior to being taken off the field in a cart.
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
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Yankees captain Aaron Judge and several teammates knelt on the infield as Misiewicz received medical treament. Misiewicz, who managed to walk to the cart, left the field to a standing ovation from the Pittsburgh fans.
Misiewicz was making just his third appearance for the Yankees.