Boston Red Sox first baseman Justin Turner was hit in the face by a pitch during the first inning of Monday’s spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.
It was a horrific scene. There appeared to be blood dripping from Turner’s face.
Turner picked himself off the ground andwalked immediately to the clubhouse with Red Sox trainers while holding a towel to his face.
The fact that Turner was able to walk off the field is encouraging. Hopefully, he is okay.
Turner signed with the Red Sox in the off season. He was a two-time All-Star during his time with the Dodgers. He also helped lead Los Angeles to their World Series victory in 2020.
Red Sox 1B Justin Turner. Photo courtsey of WCVB-TV