It’s definitely unfortunate, Carter told reporters after the game. You never want to have something like that happen to a kid … or anyone. The good part of it was the bat didn’t pierce him or anything. I hope he’s OK.
Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said the fan was given first aid at the ballpark and was receiving medical attention elsewhere after the game.
The boy left the ballpark with one of Carter’s bats as a souvenir, and the Yankees slugger said he plans to reach out to the boy and his family in the coming days.
The latest shakeup in the Nationals bullpen has rookie right-hander Koda Glover as the team’s ninth-inning man, but don’t expect the NL East leaders to be satisfied with their current setup for the whole season.
Glover (2.57 ERA in 14 innings) officially took over the closing role from Shawn Kelley on Wednesday with a boost of confidence from manager Dusty Baker.
Koda was kind of lobbying for that in the first place, Baker told reporters after a win over the Mariners. We wanted to break him in slowly because this guy’s … shoot, he’s only a year and a half out of college. So he had said that’s the job he wanted, and so it’s his now.
Blake Treinen began the season as the Nationals closer after the club struck out with an offseason acquisition despite the glaring need for a veteran arm. Then Kelley fell flat with his opportunity to close games, leaving the Nats (28-17) with Glover ’ for now.