Marlins' Derek Dietrich struck in the head by a foul ball in the dugout
Derek Dietrich was struck in the northern region by a Christian Yelich foul ball
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:
Latest: X-rays on Derek Dietrich came back negative but he will remain in Atlanta overnight for further evaluation. #Marlins— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) May 30, 2016
Dietrich is tied for the NL lead in getting hit by pitches with 8, so he's no softie. For him to be down that long, it had to really hurt.— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) May 30, 2016
It appears Dietrich is ok, but will know shortly after game. Obviously, scary moment. Ozuna also homered in 9th. #Marlins on verge of win— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) May 30, 2016
Dietrich also homered earlier in the game before this scary moment.