Boston Red Sox infielder Justin Turner was taken to a local hospital after getting struck in the face by a pitch from Detroit Tigers right-hander Matt Manning on Monday.
Turner was able to walk off the field with a trainer, who held a towel to Turner's bleeding face. The Boston Globe reported Turner was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Turner, 38, was hit in the first inning. He drew the start at first base, a relatively new position for the 14-year veteran. Turner has appeared in just 39 career games at first. Boston also plans to use him at designated hitter.
The Red Sox signed Turner to a two-year deal worth $22 million in January.
A two-time All-Star, Turner hit .278 with 13 home runs and 81 RBIs in 128 games in 2022. Over nine seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he hit .296 with 156 homers and 574 RBIs and was an integral part of their 2020 World Series championship. He hit .320 in the Fall Classic that year.
Turner has batted .289 with 164 homers and 663 RBIs in 14 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles (2009-10), New York Mets (2010-13) and Dodgers (2014-22).
Manning, 25, went 2-3 with a 3.43 ERA in 12 starts with the Tigers in 2022.
--Field Level Media