The Red Sox' annual Futures at Fenway event is supposed to be a chance for youngsters with big league dreams to showcase their talents on the big stage. Unfortunately, for Sox prospect and current Lowell Spinner Brian Johnson, those dreams became nightmares on Saturday.
Johnson was hit in the face with a line drive. The hurler was the 31st overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft, so suffice to say Johnson is looked at as a player who may well eventually arrive at Fenway with the big club. But after suffering multiple fractures to his orbital bone, that pursuit is going to be delayed for a while.
Check out the video above for video of the incident, as well as a check-in around the Red Sox minor league system — including some news on when you might get a chance to see Daisuke Matsuzaka make his latest rehab start.