Anthony Misiewicz joins Yankees’ 2023 IL roster as No. 27 following concussion

Yankees Anthony Misiewicz is carted away to hospital after hit by a 100-mph line drive by Pirates' Ji-hwan Bae at PNC Park on Sept 15, 2023.

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Yankees’ left-handed pitcher Anthony Misiewicz moved to the 7-day injured list following concussion symptoms caused by a frightening incident on Friday night. During the sixth inning of the Yankees’ 7-5 victory over the Pirates, Anthony Misiewicz was struck by a 100.6 mph line drive on the left side of his head.

After spending a couple of minutes on his knees, Anthony Misiewicz was alert and even shared some jokes with his teammates before being taken to a Pittsburgh hospital for further examination. Following a number of medical tests, the Yankees’ reliever was discharged from a local hospital on Friday night, making his way back to the team’s hotel.

Yankees Anthony Misiewicz collapses after hit by a 100-mph line drive by Pirates' Ji-hwan Bae at PNC Park on Sept 15, 2023.

The arrangement involved Anthony Misiewicz arriving at PNC Park later on Saturday, followed by a consultation with the Pirates’ team doctor on Sunday. Subsequently, upon returning to New York alongside the Yankees, he would undergo another comprehensive series of tests administered by their team doctor.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone stated before the game on Saturday that, considering the circumstances, Anthony Misiewicz was doing quite well. He anticipated that Anthony Misiewicz would join them at the ballpark later and mentioned that Misiewicz had an appointment with the doctor on Sunday. Additionally, upon their return to New York early next week, Anthony Misiewicz would undergo further tests as part of the evaluation by their medical team.

Boone mentioned that he had learned that the player had been discharged from the hospital on Friday night, which he considered to be excellent news. He also said that after Anthony Misiewicz’s return from the hospital, he had the opportunity to visit his room. According to him, the player was in good spirits, and his overall condition, as well as his demeanor, appeared to be quite positive.

Yankees Anthony Misiewicz collapses after hit by a 100-mph line drive by Pirates' Ji-hwan Bae at PNC Park on Sept 15, 2023.

Despite grappling with persistent concussion symptoms, Anthony Misiewicz remained in good spirits following a night of rest. However, on Saturday, the 28-year-old continued to contend with symptoms related to the concussion and faced additional tests in the near future.

“He’s definitely got some symptoms,” Boone confirmed. “Concussion-related. Yeah, dealing with some symptoms.”

Ian Hamilton replaced Anthony Misiewicz in Yankees bullpen

After placing Anthony Misiewicz on the injured list, the Yankees recalled activated Ian Hamilton, who had been sidelined since August 31 with a right groin strain. Hamilton has been a significant contributor to the Yankees’ bullpen this season, which currently boasts the lowest ERA in the majors. In his 35 appearances, he has a record of 2-2 with a 2.24 ERA, 64 strikeouts, and 23 walks over 52 1/3 innings.

This latest bullpen change marks the ninth such alteration this month for the Yankees, who have been plagued by injuries throughout the season. Anthony Misiewicz, who was claimed off waivers in July and recalled from Triple-A on September 10, became the 27th Yankees player to land on the injured list this year, resulting in a total of 36 injury stints, with 15 of them still active.

Yankees players still on the injured list

PlayerPositionInjury DateInjury TypeStatusIL DateUpdate
Anthony MisiewiczRP09/15/23Concussion7-Day IL09/16/23No timetable for return
Billy McKinneyOF/1B08/20/23Back spasms10-Day IL08/21/23No timetable for return
Jasson DomínguezOF09/20/23Tommy John surgery10-Day IL09-10-2023Out for 2023 season
Keynan MiddletonRP08/31/23Shoulder inflammation15-Day IL09-03-2023No timetable for return
Albert AbreuRP09-07-2023Strained hamstring15-Day IL09-08-2023No timetable for return
Luis SeverinoSP09-08-2023Strained oblique15-Day IL09-09-2023Out for 2023 season
Jonathan LoáisigaRP09-09-2023Elbow inflammation15-Day IL09-10-2023Out for 2023 season
Luis GilSP05/24/22Tommy John surgery60-Day IL03/27/23Rehab assignment (9/1)
Scott EffrossRPOct ’22Tommy John surgery60-Day IL03/27/23Out for 2023 season
Frankie MontasSP02/21/23Arthroscopic shoulder surgery60-Day IL03/27/23Questionable for 2023 season
Lou TrivinoRP05-03-2023Tommy John surgery60-Day IL03/27/23Out for 2023 season
Ryan WeberRP06-02-2023Strained forearm60-Day IL06-03-2023No timetable for return
Jose TrevinoC07/27/23Wrist surgery60-Day IL07/18/23Out for 2023 season
Anthony Rizzo1B08-01-2023Post-concussion syndrome60-Day IL08-02-2023Out for 2023 season
Nestor CortesSP08-05-2023Strained rotator cuff60-Day IL08-08-2023Out for 2023 season

When the Yankees began their 2023 season, they had as many as nine players on the injured list. This included Carlos Rodon, Harrison Bader, Luis Severino, Tommy Kahnle, and Ben Rortvedt, who subsequently recovered and joined the active roster. Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge also spend significant time on the injured list following injuries that derailed the Yankees’ championship aspiration in the 2023 season.

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