Yankees’ Franchy Cordero struck in the head by 98-mph grounder at first base in Triple-A


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Franchy Cordero, a lefty hitter the Yankees have been trying out in left field this season, took a ground ball to the side of the head while playing first base for the Scranton RailRiders on Tuesday night. However, there was no information released by the team on his condition.

Donnie Collins, a sports columnist for the Scranton Times-Tribune, broke the news on Twitter. He claimed that a terrifying incident occurred during a game between the RailRiders and the Rochester Red Wings. A one-hopper struck first baseman Franchy Cordero in the head. The 97.8 mph fastball appeared to hit him on the left side of the head. Cordero had to leave the game, but he left the field without assistance.

Franchy Cordero played 11 games at first base in 2021 and 53 games at first base in 2022, both for the Red Sox. This suggests that he has played the position before. He made no mistakes at first base in 2021, but the following year he had a season with eight errors.

After being signed the day before Opening Day, Franchy Cordero joined the team to provide additional outfield depth while Harrison Bader was recovering from an oblique strain. In his initial eight games with the Yankees, Cordero showcased an impressive performance by hitting four home runs and contributing 11 runs batted in (RBIs).

Following his strong start, Franchy Cordero experienced a decline in his performance, failing to hit any more home runs or drive in additional runs. As a result, his batting average dropped to.148. The Yankees, in their pursuit of left-field contributions, turned to other left-handed hitters such as Willie Calhoun, Jake Bauers, and Billy McKinney, which led to Franchy Cordero being sent to Scranton.

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