Former Dodger Justin Turner will get hit within the face with pitch

Former Dodgers star Justin Turner was hit in the face by a pitch Monday whereas taking part in in a spring coaching sport for his new workforce, the Boston Red Sox.

According to the Red Sox, Turner is at a Fort Myers, Fla., hospital, the place he’s receiving therapy for gentle tissue accidents and is being monitored for a concussion.

“Justin is stable, alert, and in good spirits given the circumstances,” the Red Sox mentioned in an announcement.

The workforce added that Turner will endure additional testing and that it might present updates as they change into out there.

Turner was going through Detroit Tigers pitcher Matt Manning with two runners on, no outs and a 2-1 rely when the incident occurred within the backside of the primary inning.

Video footage exhibits Turner bleeding from his face onto dwelling plate. Turner walked off the field below his personal energy however was helped by a member of the Red Sox coaching workers, who held a towel over the veteran participant’s face.

Turner spent 9 seasons with the Dodgers, changing into a beloved participant amongst followers and a workforce chief who helped L.A. win a World Series title in 2020, the workforce’s first since 1988.

The Dodgers declined his $16-million possibility for 2023, then signed J.D. Martinez on Dec. 17 to successfully substitute Turner’s right-handed bat in a predominantly designated hitting position. Turner signed a two-year, $22-million contract with the Red Sox the following day.

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