Right-handed pitcher Tanner Hauck (27-Boston Red Sox) has suffered a facial fracture.

Hauck, who was hit in the face by a pitch from New York Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka on Aug. 18, was diagnosed with a facial fracture, according to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball. According to ESPN, Hauck had the wound stitched up at Fenway Park and was then taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for further tests. He is currently resting at home and will have a follow-up appointment next week for further treatment.

Hauck started the previous day’s home game against the Yankees, allowing one run on four hits in four innings. He left the game in the fourth inning with his team’s bats scoring 13 runs and looking to earn his fourth win of the season. In the top of the fifth inning, leadoff hitter Higashioka was hit in the face by a pitch. The pitch was clocked at 89.7 mph (144.4 km/h). “Hauck immediately fell to the ground and his face was bloodied,” MLB.com said.

Hauck’s teammate Justin Turner said, “It’s scary when someone gets hit in the head. We know he’s a tough guy. We know he’s a tough guy and he’ll be back,” he said, adding, “Hopefully a couple stitches and he’ll be back out there.” Turner received 16 stitches after being hit by a pitch in spring training. He’s one of the players who understands Hauck’s situation better than anyone.메이저놀이터

Hauck was drafted 24th overall in the first round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. He was a highly touted prospect who was signed for $2.645 million ($3.34 billion). He made his big league debut in 2020 and has appeared in 66 career games (33 starts), posting a 12-15 record with nine saves and a 3.66 ERA. This season, he is 3-6 with a 5.05 ERA in 13 games.

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