Watch: Yankees pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka hit by line drive during simulated game

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Place: New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 05, 2020, 06.23 AM(IST)

Watch: Yankees pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka hit by line drive during simulated game Photograph:( AFP )

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Tanaka was later taken to a local New York hospital for further evaluation. 

New York Yankees pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka was hit by a line drive during a simulated game Saturday at Yankee Stadium. the team has confirmed that the Japanese pitcher was struck in the head. 

Tanaka was felled by a hard shot up the middle off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton and the incident was captured and posted on Twitter by Yankees Videos. 

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After being hit, the 31-year-old was on the ground while being attended to by trainers. Tanak did need some assistance while getting off the ground but was mostly walking on his own. 

Tanaka was later taken to a local New York hospital for further evaluation. 

The Yankees said Tanaka was "alert, responsive and walking under his own power."

In six seasons with the Yankees, Tanaka is 75-43 with a 3.75 ERA, 947 strikeouts and 200 walks.

The Yankees have already lost one starting pitcher to injury, with Luis Severino having undergone Tommy John surgery a couple of months ago.

(Inputs from AFP)

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