Yankees’ Jordan Montgomery Hit in Head by Ball During Batting Practice

Yankees’ Jordan Montgomery Hit in Head by Ball During Batting Practice
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Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery during a game in July. Montgomery was hit in the head by a ball during batting practice on Saturday but was expected to make his pitch on Sunday. Credit Kathy Willens/Associated Press

Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery was struck in the head by a foul ball while he signed autographs down the right-field line during batting practice before Saturday’s game against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees said that Montgomery had been evaluated by the team’s medical staff and that he was still expected to start the series finale against the Red Sox and their ace, Chris Sale, on Sunday.

The YES Network broadcaster Meredith Marakovits said that she had seen Montgomery struck by a ball off the bat of Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon. Marakovits said the ball had appeared to hit Montgomery on the back of the head, near his right ear.

Marakovits said that Montgomery was not knocked to the ground and did not appear to lose consciousness, but did need help to walk off the field.

Montgomery, 24, is 7-6 with a 4.05 earned run average in his rookie season.

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