Rockies pitcher leaves hospital after being hit by line drive

A scary scene in Denver over the weekend noticed Colorado Rockies pitcher Ryan Feltner hit by a 92.7 mile-per-hour line drive off the bat of Philadelphia Phillies batter Nick Castellanos.

The liner knocked Feltner off his ft and landed him within the hospital, however the Rockies offered a constructive replace on his situation late Sunday night time, tweeting that he had been discharged from a neighborhood hospital to proceed his restoration.

Feltner prevented the worst

Feltner, a 26-year-old right-hander, was speaking with teammates by way of textual content message on Saturday, shortly after leaving his begin within the second inning.

On the hospital, Feltner was identified with a concussion and a cranium fracture. However in quotes carried by ESPN, Rockies supervisor Bud Black stated Feltner is “fantastic” and that “the sensation is that it may have been worse.”

That stated, Feltner is going through a long-term absence in order that he can get well absolutely from his accidents.

How for much longer will Feltner be out?

Colorado positioned Feltner on the 15-day injured checklist following the incident, however Black has indicated the Rockies aren’t anticipating the previous Ohio State pitcher again for some time.

Feltner possible won’t return to a Main League Baseball mound for a number of months.

The group referred to as up righty Riley Pint to take Feltner’s spot within the rotation. Pint was the fourth general choice within the 2016 MLB Draft, however he retired in 2021 with out having reached the majors. Pint un-retired in 2022, and the Rockies added him to the 40-man roster to forestall shedding him within the Rule 5 draft.