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Yankees Reliever Anthony Misiewicz ‘Alert’ After Being Hit by Line Drive

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.

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.

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