Last week, in a scary scene at Yankee Stadium, pitcher Bryan Mitchell was hit in the face by a line drive. Luckily, Mitchell was able to walk off the field on his own but not before falling to the floor with visible blood.
Mitchell was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list following the incident but according to manager Joe Girardi, Bryan Mitchell is recovering well and is expected to throw a bullpen session on Sunday.
Girardi also said the Mitchell will be examined on Sunday to make sure he passes concussion protocols.
“He will probably go through that tomorrow,” Girardi said Saturday. “Our plan is for him to throw a bullpen tomorrow. So far, everything he’s done has been good. He’s run, he’s thrown, he’s played catch, he’s thrown on flat ground a little bit, everything’s been good.
“It’s pretty incredible considering you know, what it could have been. He still has some stitches that need to be removed that will let him pitch, but it’s pretty remarkable.”
Girardi also revealed that the team plans to have Mitchell pitching in a game soon.
“Exactly how we’re going to do it, we’re not sure,” Girardi said. “Obviously he’s going to go a week without pitching, which you don’t always think is the best; or maybe a little bit more. And the fact that you want him to get back on a mound. That’s the bottom line. Players have to go back out there. That’s what we do, and we want him to feel comfortable.”
Mitchell’s progress has also played a part in pitcher Chris Capuano‘s role with the club.
“We’re hoping Cap comes back,” Girardi said. “He goes and makes another start or two and is built up, and then we’ll go from there.”
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