Boston Pink Sox third baseman Justin Turner is resting at house after he was hit within the face by a pitch which required 16 stitches.
Turner was hit by a fastball from Detroit Tigers pitcher Matt Manning within the backside of the primary inning throughout Monday’s recreation.
In an unpleasant scene, the 38-year-old lay on the bottom with blood coming from his face earlier than being helped away by members of Boston’s medical staff.
After the sport, the Pink Sox mentioned the two-time All-Star had been taken to a neighborhood hospital.
“He’s receiving remedy for smooth tissue accidents and is being monitored for a concussion,” the assertion mentioned. “He’ll bear additional testing, and we’ll replace as we’ve got extra info. Justin is secure, alert and in good spirits given the circumstances.”
Turner later reposted an Instagram story from his spouse which gave an replace on his situation.
“Thanks to everybody that reached out about Justin and despatched prayers,” Kourtney Turner wrote. “We’re house now and he’s resting (okay – possibly listening to the replay of the sport).
“16 stitches and numerous swelling however we’re thanking God for no fractures and clear scans!”
Manning advised reporters that he plans to achieve out and apologize to Turner, stressing the pitch was not intentional.
“It was a whole accident; ball simply acquired away,” Manning mentioned. “I acquired a swing and miss on a ball form of up within the zone, so I attempted to return to it, and it simply acquired away from me.”
The Pink Sox went on to beat the Tigers 7-1.
Turner joined the Pink Sox in January, signing a reported two-year, $22 million deal in the course of the offseason having spent the earlier 9 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He gained the World Sequence in 2020 with the Dodgers.