Rockies third base coach Rich Dauer was taken to the hospital Sunday after being hit in the face by a ball during batting practice. Here’s a video of the incident (keep your eye on the lower right part of the screen):
Dauer ended up with a fractured nose from the throw and was replaced by first base coach Glenallen Hill for the game. Luckily he returned to the clubhouse during the game after getting treated.
With all the balls flying around in different directions during batting practice, it’s surprising injuries like this don’t happen more frequently. Come to think of it, after recalling this and this, maybe they do happen somewhat often.
Video via YouTube user xGunslinger7x