Boston’s Justin Turner hit in face by pitch, leaves game

FORT MYERS, Florida – Boston Red Sox infielder Justin Turner left Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers after being hit in the face by a pitch.

Turner, 38, fell to the ground after being hit with a right hand. Matt Manning. Medical personnel rushed to the plate, and Turner was bleeding and with a towel over his face as he walked off the field.

The two-time All-Star signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Red Sox during the off-season after spending the past nine years with the Dodgers. He hit .278 with 13 homers and 81 RBIs in 128 games last season.

Justin Turner of Boston has been hit in the field and is out of the game. originally appeared on


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