KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City Royals pitcher who was hit in the face by a line drive is out of the hospital.
Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough is in concussion protocol after being hit by a 106.2 mph line drive in the 5th inning off the bat of Oakland Athletic’s first baseman Ryan Noda.
The Royals put out a statement saying he will receive follow-ups for the next month.
The team placed Yarbrough on the injured list with head fractures.
The 31-year-old received the win after the Royals beat the A’s with a solid day on the mound before the injury, going 5.2 innings with one run and two strikeouts.
This season, Yarbrough is 1-4 with a 6.15 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 10 games and three starts.
Right-handed pitcher Jose Cuas was recalled from Omaha (AAA) to replace him.