Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery struck in head by ball during batting practice

This hasn't been a good week for New York Yankees starting pitchers. Already in recent days the Yankees have placed CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka on the disabled list, leaving us to wonder if the Yanks might go outside the organization for help

Yet prior to Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox, rookie southpaw Jordan Montgomery saw his availability for Sunday's start come into question after he was struck in the head by a line drive during batting practice. Montgomery was signing autographs at the time, as footage shows:

Montgomery made his way to the bench before heading back to the clubhouse. Early word suggests he should be OK:

It's unclear whether Montgomery will make his scheduled start on Sunday. Obviously his health is a good deal more important. 

CBS Sports Staff

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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