It resonated like the sound of a no-doubter home run, but the leather of the ball did not hit the wood of the bat.
In the bottom of the second inning of a Spring Training game between the Yankees and Braves, Julio Teheran tossed a 2-2 pitch to Pete O’Brien. O’Brien fouled it straight into home plate and the ball rebounded with force back up and slightly to the right – right into the exposed hand of catcher Ryan Doumit. Doumit reeled back in pain as if he had been shot in the hand and immediately walked off the field.
Christian Bethancourt donned catching gear as quickly as possible to resume the game as Doumit went to be looked at by trainers. More news will come, but judging from the velocity that baseball smacked into Doumit’s open hand, there could be one more setback for the Braves that they don’t need.
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