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A batter hit directly in the face!
Red Sox player Justin Turner was hit in the face by a ball from Matt Manning of the Detroit Tigers during a spring game, and the blow was so severe, blood poured down the plate.

After being hit head-on by the red-seamedball, the former Los Angeles Dodgers player collapsed to the ground in pain and was eventually taken to the nearest hospital.

But like a warrior, he made his way back to the dugout!

Turner fared well under the circumstances with 16 stitches, but with no broken bones and no concussion, which is still a positive for a recovery without much worry.

By the way, according to the team’s report, Turner is reportedly in stable condition, alert and in good spirits under the circumstances.

Recall that the Boston Red Sox added Turner (38) to their roster last December in an effort to add experience and leadership to their lineup.

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