Boston Red Sox infielder Justin Turner is left bloodied and taken to hospital but is ‘stable and alert’ after being hit in the head by a wild pitch from Detroit Tigers’ Matt Manning during spring training
Boston Red Sox infielder Justin Turner was taken to a hospital after leaving Monday´s game against the Detroit Tigers when he was on the face with a pitch.
The 38-year-old fell to the ground after getting hit by right-hander Matt Manning before medical personnel rushed to the plate.
Turner was bleeding and had a towel on his face as he walked off the field.
Boston released a statement, providing an update on the health and status of its recent acquisition.
‘He’s receiving treatment for soft tissue injuries, and is being monitored for a concussion,’ the Red Sox said in a statement.
Boston’s Justin Turner was hit in the heat by a laser from Detroit Tigers pitcher, Matt Manning
The Red Sox announced Turner had since been taken to a hospital after the brutal head blow
‘He will undergo further testing, and we’ll update as we have more information. Justin is stable, alert, and in good spirits given the circumstances.’
The two-time All-Star signed a $21.7million, two-year deal with Red Sox during the offseason after spending the past nine years with the Dodgers.
Previously, he played for the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles.
He hit .278 with 13 homers and 81 RBIs in 128 games last season for LA.
In better news for the Sox, they managed to dismantle Detroit, winning the game in Fort Myers, 7-1.