Justin Turner (39), a ‘veteran infielder’ who transferred to the Boston Red Sox ahead of the 2023 season, was hit in the face and fell down.
Boston held a 2023 exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, on the 7th (Korean time). 메이저사이트
On this day, Turner started as Boston’s third and first baseman, but in his first at-bat in the first inning, Detroit starter Matt Manning’s first pitch hit him in the face and he collapsed.
This bodily ball caused significant bleeding. A situation where there is a risk of very serious injury. Fortunately, Turner got himself up and left the arena.
Afterwards, Turner was transferred to a nearby hospital and is expected to undergo a checkup for concussion. He appeared to have walked off the field on his own, so it is unlikely that he was seriously injured.
Turner, who will be in his 15th year in the major leagues, signed a two-year, up to $21.7 million contract with Boston in January. After the 2023 season, he could exercise an opt-out.
Turner recorded a batting average of 0.278, 13 homers, 81 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.350, and an OPS of 0.788 in 128 games as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers last year.
This is his first OPS below 0.800 since the 2013 season. In response, the Los Angeles Dodgers did not give Turner the contract he wanted.