Red Sox’s Justin Turner receives 16 stitches after getting hit by pitch

Boston Red Sox third baseman Justin Turner has acquired 16 stitches after taking pitch to the face — someplace between the nostril and simply above the mouth — within the backside of the primary inning of Monday’s recreation in opposition to the Detroit Tigers.

X-rays of the world got here again detrimental, indicating that Turner dodged a significant head harm, per

The 38-year-old Turner fell to the ground after getting hit by right-hander Matt Manning’s fastball. Medical personnel rushed to the plate, and Turner was bleeding and had a towel on his face as he walked off the sphere.

Turner was instantly faraway from the sport, which the Red Sox went on to win 7-1, and was taken to a neighborhood hospital in an ambulance, in line with the staff.

Manning burdened the pitch was not intentional after the sport, noting that he deliberate to succeed in out to Turner and apologize. 

“It was a complete accident; ball just got away,” Manning stated. “I got a swing and miss on a ball kind of up in the zone, so I tried to go back to it, and it just got away from me.”

“We were lucky,” Red Sox supervisor Alex Cora stated Tuesday earlier than Boston’s 10-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. “He’s in good spirits. [Red Sox chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom] visited him this morning. … I don’t know how long [the recovery is] going to take, but the fact that there [are] no fractures, he’s in a good place. We feel good about it.

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“Anything that’s above the shoulders, it’s at all times scary. So you hear [it], you go and also you simply react. There was plenty of blood there. So it was identical to, ‘Let’s get all people there and attempt to assist him out.’ He was coherent.”

Turner is a 14-year MLB veteran and made his Red Sox debut on Feb. 28 after signing a $15 million, one-year deal with Boston that includes a player option for 2024 during the offseason.

The two-time All-Star spent the past nine seasons of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Last season, he hit .278 with 13 homers and 81 RBIs in 128 games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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