Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Hospitalized After Taking Giancarlo Stanton Liner To Head

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It was a scary scene Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees’ pitcher Masahiro Tanaka took a brutal line drive to the right side of his head off the bat of teammate Giancarlo Stanton during a simulated game in the Bronx.

The blow sent Tanaka to the ground for a reported five minutes, as training staff swarmed the 31-year-old and Stanton covered his face and kneeled down in horror. Video shows the pitcher walking off the field under his own power but with assistance from Yankees staffers.

Shortly after the accident, the Yankees announced Tanaka was alert, responsive and walking under his own power.

The pitcher was sent to the hospital for further evaluation and testing.

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