UPDATE: Bryan Mitchell diagnosed with nasal fracture after being hit in face by comebacker

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UPDATE: The Yankees announced that Mitchell was diagnosed with a small nasal fracture and has been released from the hospital, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. He will be monitored for concussion symptoms, but it’s good news under the circumstances.

8:50 p.m. ET: According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the Yankees announced that Mitchell was taken to NY-Presbyterian Hospital for a full evaluation.

8:07 p.m. ET: Yankees right-hander Bryan Mitchell was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Twins in the top of the second inning after he was in the hit in the face by a ball off the bat of Eduardo Nunez.

It was a very scary scene at Yankee Stadium. Mitchell was still in the follow-though of his pitch and wasn’t able to get his glove up in time. He was on the ground for a moment before walking off the field with a towel covering his face. You can watch video of the incident here.

We’ll pass along more information when it’s made available. Here’s hoping for the best.

Hunter Pence exits game with apparent injury

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Rangers OF/DH Hunter Pence exited Sunday afternoon’s game against the Reds after suffering an apparent injury chasing down a ground-rule double hit by José Peraza in the fifth inning. The beat writers are suggesting it’s a groin injury, but we’ll have to wait for the Rangers to provide an update to know for sure.

Pence was 1-for-2 with a two-run home run on the afternoon before suffering the injury. He’s had a rebirth of a season, batting .294/.353/.608 with 15 home runs, 48 RBI, and 44 runs scored in 215 plate appearances.

Shin-Soo Choo and Pence were sharing both the DH spot and left field. If Pence needs to go on the injured list, Danny Santana would likely see an uptick in playing time, particularly in left field.