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Yankees place Bryan Mitchell on concussion disabled list after line drive to face

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Yankees right-hander Bryan Mitchell has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after being hit in the face by an Eduardo Nunez line drive in Monday’s start against the Twins.

It was an incredibly scary moment, as Mitchell left the field holding a towel to his bloody face and was later diagnosed with a nasal fracture, but he was released from the hospital without an overnight stay.

Mitchell goes to the disabled list with a 3.38 ERA and 29/9 K/BB ratio in 32 career innings for the Yankees, so hopefully he’ll avoid a lengthy absence and rejoin the pitching staff for a September role.