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Yankees OF Oscar González suffers a right orbital fracture and will stay in a Mexico City hospital

 WBN  |    Mar 25th, 2024 11:47pm EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Oscar González sustained a right orbital fracture and was being kept overnight in a Mexico City hospital after fouling a ball off his face Monday during an exhibition game against the Diablos Rojos.

González got jammed on an inside pitch and the ball ricocheted off the handle of his bat directly up into his face, knocking off his helmet. He was sitting upright as he was driven off the field in a cart.

The Yankees said González was treated at the ballpark for a right eye contusion by team physician Dr. Carlos Smith and Dr. Elisa Saleme, the head physician assigned to the two-game series. Smith accompanied González to Centro Medico ABC in Mexico City for further evaluation and testing, the club said.

After the game, the Yankees said González had a right orbital fracture and would remain in the hospital overnight before undergoing tests Tuesday. Double-A trainer Brandon Rodriguez was staying with González.

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