Broken bats can be a dangerous byproduct of playing baseball. Often, the hazard is more associated with pitchers and fielders having to dodge pieces of shattered wood than the hitters themselves. On Saturday, however, we got a reminder that the hitter can have it tough too.
New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela appeared to get a fragment of his shattered bat stuck in his right eye after swinging and hitting a ground ball during Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. The A’s were able to turn a double play on the softly hit grounder because Urshela was slow getting down to first due to the issue.