Promising MLB outfielder Garrett Whitley was involved in a scary incident in MLB’s Spring Training this week when he was struck in the face after a foul ball.
Whitley was sitting in the open part of the dugout for the Tampa Bay Rays during their practice match against Baltimore Orioles when Renato Nunez hit a foul ball.
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But the miscued hit swung right towards the dug out, bounced, and struck the unsuspecting Whitley square in the face.
Immediate concern was shown for the promising MLB star as teammates rushed over and escorted him off.
Reports claim Whitley suffered multiple face fractures but remained conscious throughout the incident.
He will face some time on the sideline.
Social media users expressed their concern for the Rays prospect and wished him a speedy recovery.
Whitley responded after the terrifying incident.
Thank you to everyone who reached out with well wishes today. I truly appreciate every single one of you.— Garrett Whitley (@RealGWhit) March 3, 2020
Here is the scary scene in Sarasota as Garrett Whitley of the Rays takes a foul ball to the face while in the dugout, ouch. pic.twitter.com/JswrQMVZS9— Barstool Are Dee Tee (@editti22) March 2, 2020
Good to read that the Rays' Garrett Whitley is doing alright after taking a foul ball to the face today, wow pic.twitter.com/npXM32UMtt— Danny Favret (@Danny_Favret) March 3, 2020
Garrett Whitley has multiple facial fractures after being struck by foul ball, per Cash. Will miss some time.— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) March 3, 2020
Kevin Cash says #Rays minor league OF Garrett Whitley has multiple facial fractures but no eye damage.— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) March 3, 2020
Whitley played in Australia for the Perth Heat for the 2017-18 season.
Tampa Bat drafted him in the first round in 2015.