Carlos Beltran Fractures Face in Batting Practice Mishap

Carlos Beltran

Talk about a painful mistake.

Yankees center-fielder Carlos Beltran just can’t stay healthy this season. After signing a three year deal worth $45 million in the off-season, the All-Star has been in and out of the line-up. After avoiding season-ending surgery on his elbow, things seemed to be looking better for Beltran. That is, before things went wrong during batting practice in Cleveland yesterday. FanSided has more on the mishap.

As Beltran was taking swings in the cage, a ball he fouled off somehow struck him in the face. It wasn’t just a skimming of the cheek though, it was a flush connection which forced the Yankees to scratch him from the starting lineup. A few tests later and it was revealed that Carlos Beltran has two small fractures in his face which also may have resulted in a concussion.

“I don’t know what the team’s going to do,” Beltran said. “With the concussion things, teams take that serious. Honestly, I don’t feel like I have that. But at the end of the day, it’s not my decision.”

Yikes. Here’s hoping the injury isn’t too serious and Beltran can make it back sooner than later.