Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was carted off the field in the second inning of Monday’s game against the Colorado Rockies after being struck in the head by a Jordan Lyles fastball. He suffered facial fractures and has been placed on the disabled list. It is uncertain when he will be able to return to action.

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Latest on Vogelsong’s Playing Status 

Tuesday, May 24

The Pirates announced that Vogelsong has been placed on the 15-day DL.

Vogelsong Admitted to Hospital

Monday, May 23

The Pirates announced that Vogelsong was transported to Allegheny General Hospital, where he will be evaluated. The team noted it will provide more details on Tuesday.

His wife Nicole would later confirm that Vogelsong was stable and “will be OK.”

Vogelsong Hit by 92 MPH Pitch

Monday, May 23

The Pirates’ official Twitter account provided an image of Vogelsong exiting the contest after trainers examined him:

Christopher Horner of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review captured an image of the impact of Lyles’ pitch as it ricocheted off Vogelsong’s cheek:

Pirates Have Depth to Account for Vogelsong’s Absence

Usually a relief pitcher with infrequent opportunities to bat, Vogelsong was a spot starter Monday in a makeup game that was previously postponed. It was only his second plate appearance of the 2016 campaign.

The 38-year-old pitched two scoreless innings and was credited with an RBI due to the bases-loaded hit-by-pitch, but the chief concern is obviously his health. Wilfredo Boscan replaced Vogelsong to begin the third inning.

Although Pittsburgh’s bullpen depth may suffer in the short term, the starting staff was tied for 10th in quality starts entering Monday’s action. The Pirates also have a strong batting order to count on and were second in all of baseball with a .280 team average before their showdown with the Rockies.

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