Hauck suffers facial fracture after being hit by a 144.4 mph pitch, surgery pending

Right-handed pitcher Tanner Hauck (27-Boston Red Sox) will not undergo surgery after being hit in the face by a pitch.

According to ESPN, Boston manager Alex Cora said that he does not yet know if Hauck, who suffered a facial fracture, will have surgery. Hauck was hit in the face in the top of the fifth inning of a home game against the New York Yankees on April 17 when he was hit by a line drive from leadoff hitter Kyle Higashioka. The pitch was clocked at 89.7 mph (144.4 km/h). He fell to the ground and walked to the dugout after checking with trainers.메이저사이트

“Hauck immediately fell to the ground and his face was bloodied,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported at the time. Hauck had the wound stitched up at Fenway Park and was then taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for tests. ‘He is resting at home for now and will have a follow-up appointment next week for further treatment,’ ESPN said the day before. It will be some time before a decision on surgery is made due to the sensitive nature of the injury. A facial surgery would only prolong his absence.

Tanner Hauck out of the lineup due to an untimely injury. Getty Images

Hauck’s teammate Justin Turner said, “It’s scary when someone gets hit in the head. We know he’s a tough guy. He’ll be back,” said teammate Justin Turner, “hopefully a couple stitches and he’ll be back out there.” Turner received 16 stitches after being hit by a pitch in spring training. Higashioka, who was hit by the pitch, said, “It was something you don’t want to see. I hope he’s doing well. I was relieved to hear from the players that he’s fine.”

Hauck was selected with the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 Rookie Draft. He was a highly touted prospect who was signed for $2.645 million ($3.34 billion). He made his big league debut in 2020 and has appeared in 66 career games (33 starts), posting a 12-15 record with nine saves and a 3.66 ERA. This season, he is 3-6 with a 5.05 ERA in 13 games. He pitched 67 and two-thirds innings before his injury.

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