Brett Lawrie offered a gesture of support this week to the woman who was struck by his broken bat last Friday at Fenway Park.
The Oakland A’s third baseman sent flowers and a note Tuesday to the hospital room of 44-year-old Tonya Carpenter, who is recovering from her injuries at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
“Sending my thoughts and prayers,” Lawrie’s note read, according to WCVB-TV in Boston.
The Carpenter family responded with a message of its own.
“Brett, (the flowers) are the only ones by her side,” the message read, via WCVB. “On behalf of her family, we thank you for this lovely arrangement. You brought a smile to her face, the fragrance fills the room and she thinks of her garden.
“We accept these flowers and appreciate thoughts and prayers, we ask all fans across this country that you continue to pray for a full recovery.”
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