- Yankees star hit by line drive in frightening scene in practice
- Tanaka helped to his feet and walked off the field with help
Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene during the team’s first official summer camp workout.
Tanaka’s hat flew off and he immediately collapsed to the ground, cradling his head at Yankee Stadium. Trainers quickly ran to Tanaka, who stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up.
Giancarlo Stanton just lined a ball off Masahiro Tanaka on the mound, appeared to go right off his head.
Scary scene as the training staff runs out on the field. pic.twitter.com/uw0po8AIVK