Marlins' Derek Dietrich struck in the head by a foul ball in the dugout

Derek Dietrich was struck by a foul ball during the ninth inning. MLBAM

The ninth inning of Sunday's Marlins-Braves game featured a scary moment.

During the top half of the inning, Christian Yelich hit a foul ball into the Marlins' dugout. Most of the time, the ball seems to miss everyone and the only damage suffered is to the ego of those who jumped out of the way. Unfortunately, Yelich's ball appeared to strike Derek Dietrich in the neck area.

Dietrich went down for some time before taking a seat on the bench. He was removed from the game and later exited to the clubhouse. It appears he'll be okay:

Dietrich also homered earlier in the game before this scary moment.

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R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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