Brewers’ Jakob Junis hit in neck by line drive in batting practice, taken to hospital

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jakob Junis is wheeled to an ambulance in the outfield of PNC Park after being hit by a ball during batting practice before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Monday, April 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jakob Junis of the Milwaukee Brewers was taken away in an ambulance after being hit in the neck by a line drive during batting practice at Pittsburgh. The right-hander was standing in the outfield when he was struck by the hard-hit ball off the bat of Pirates infielder Alika Williams. Junis remained down for about 20 minutes while being treated by medical teams. He was alert while being loaded onto an ambulance and taken from PNC Park. The teams said in a joint statement that Junis was “conscious, alert and responsive” and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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