posted on Mar, 24 2004 @ 08:22 PM
Alex Rodriguez left the New York Yankees' exhibition game against Boston on Wednesday night after being hit in the face by a deflected ball at third
And it was against the Red Sox, the team that tried and failed to land him this winter before the Yankees managed to work out a deal to land the
reigning AL Most Valuable Player and move him to third base from shortstop, his natural position.
Brian Daubach was on first base when Kevin Millar doubled to left field. Hideki Matsui fielded the ball and threw to third, but the ball hit Daubach
on the leg as he slid and ricocheted into Rodriguez's face below his left eye.
Yankees trainer Gene Monahan ran out to tend to Rodriguez and lead him off the field. The team said Rodriguez had a bruised left cheekbone and was
taken for precautionary X-rays.