Pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (31),안전놀이터 who collapsed after being hit in the face by a batted ball during a major league (MLB) game, was eventually placed on the injured list (IL).
The Kansas City Royals announced on the 9th that Yarbrough was placed on the 15-day IL after a hospital examination confirmed a fractured bone in his skull. Yarbrough will undergo additional examinations and, depending on the results, may be changed to a 60-day IL.
Yarbrough was hit in the temple on the left side of his face by Ryan Noda’s bat in the top of the 6th inning against Oakland at Kauffman Stadium, his home stadium the previous day.
The ball hit Yarbrough’s face and bounced all the way to the foul line near the home plate, and catcher Salvador Perez caught it and put the runner out from first base.
Kansas City manager Matt Quattraro said, “I thought my heart stopped,” and looked back on the dangerous moment, saying, “Fortunately, Yarbrough was conscious and spoke.”
Yarbrough, who played in Tampa Bay from 2018 to last year and ate rice with Choi Ji-man (31, Pittsburgh Pirates) for four years, recorded a career record of 41 wins and 35 losses with an average ERA of 4.41. Yarbrough, who had a poor start this year, blocked 3 hits and 1 run in 5⅔ innings against Oakland, earning his first win (4 losses) of the season.
Kansas City called up right-hander Jose Kuas from Triple-A instead of Yarbrough, who had risen to the IL.