Pitcher hit in the face by a batted ball at 171km/h, goes to IL with skull fracture

Pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (Kansas City Royals), who was hit in the face by a batted ball at 171 km/h, was placed on the injured list (IL). 

Yarbrough started a home game against the Oakland Athletics held at Kauffman Stadium in Missouri, USA on the 8th and fell down after being hit in the face by a batted ball during the 6th inning. 

In the early 6th inning,안전놀이터 Yarbrough, who had a game with Ryan Noda in a situation where there was no one runner, collapsed after being hit by a batted ball at 106.2 miles (approximately 170.9 km/h). Yarbrough tried to block the ball that was flying towards his face with his glove, but the ball was too fast. Yarbrough, who was hit in the left temple by a ball, was replaced by Carlos Hernandez after a trainer check.

It was a terrifying moment. Kansas City manager Matt Quatraro said after the game, “It was really scary. (Immediately after being hit by a batted ball) Dugout became quiet,” he recalled at the time. Fortunately, Yarbrough soon returned to consciousness. “When we came out, Yarbrough was talking and he knew what had happened,” Quatrado said at the time. He is now conscious and has gone for examination.” 

Yarbrough, who was subsequently examined at the hospital, was placed on the 15-day IL as a fracture of the bones of his skull was confirmed. According to the Kansas City club, Yarbrough will undergo additional examinations, and depending on the results, it may be changed to a 60-day IL. Kansas City called up right-hander Jose Kuas from Triple-A in place of Yarbrough. 

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