Yankees minor league manager Rachel Balkovec will be out of action for five-to-seven days after getting hit in the face by a batted ball during a drill on Tuesday.
In a statement released by the team on Wednesday, Balkovec — who did not suffer a concussion — said she feels fortunate after the dangerous incident.
“All things considered, I feel very fortunate,” Balkovec said. “The doctors have asked me to be smart about limiting my activities over the next several days, and I plan on following their guidance. As much as I already miss being around the players and staff, I do not anticipate this affecting my role and responsibilities for the regular season.”
The Yankees made history in January by promoting Balkovec to be the manager of their Single-A affiliate Tampa Tarpons. With that promotion, Balkovec became the first woman to become a manager in the minors.
Balkovec was hired by the Yankees in November of 2019, choosing that role after also interviewing to be the San Francisco Giants‘ quality control coach.
Source: Yahoo Sports