The New York Yankees had quite a scare Saturday when pitcher Masahiro Tanaka took a line drive off the head during practice.
Luckily for both Tanaka and the team, however, the right-hander’s prognosis is better than expected.
As you may have heard, Tanaka hit the deck after a line drive hit by Giancarlo Stanton drilled him in the head. Tanaka was helped off the field and taken to the hospital before getting released later that night.
Aaron Boone says Tanaka was diagnosed with a mild concussion, according to USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale. But as the Yankees manager noted after Sunday’s practice, the pitcher’s situation could have been much worse.
“All signs are pointing that he dodged a bullet, and we feel good (with) where he’s at,” Boone said via ESPN’s Marly Rivera.
Aaron Boone said he is hopeful that Masahiro Tanaka will not miss too much time: "All signs are pointing that he dodged a bullet, and we feel good where he's at."
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) July 5, 2020