Yankees’ Boone Logan struck by line drive, leaves game
Yankees left-hander Boone Logan was struck by a line drive off the bat of the Pirates’ Jose Tabata in the seventh inning on Thursday and left the game.
Logan was hit near his left hip or midsection with the liner. He walked slowly after the ball and threw to first base, but too late to retire Tabata.
He joked that the ball hit him in “my fat” and said that he expects to pitch tomorrow against the Nationals.
The Yankees envision Logan as a lock to be in their bullpen, and he could be the club’s only left-hander with Clay Rapada set to begin the season on the disabled list. The Yankees also are considering carrying left-hander Vidal Nuno, a non-roster invitee, to begin the season.