Getting hit by a baseball anywhere hurts, but Chase Headley was struck in quite a sensitive area on Tuesday night.

Chase Headley Injury News

In the fifth inning of the New York Yankees’ 5-2 home victory over the Minnesota Twins, the infielder and third baseman took an 88-mph pitch from right-hander Dillon Gee straight to the groin.


Here’s another angle of the cringe-inducing hit:

Surprisingly, Headley stayed in the game and scored a run, helping the Yankees (84-67, 2nd in American League East) increase their lead over the Twins (78-73) to six games for the first AL wild-card position. The Yankees are still three games behind the division-leading Boston Red Sox, who have won the first two games of their three-game road series against Baltimore.

The Yankees also beat the Twins 2-1 in the series opener on Monday, and will face off against the Twins for the series finale at Yankee Stadium at 1:05 pm EST on Wednesday. Luis Severino (13-6, 2.93 ERA, 218 K) will start against Bartolo Colon (6-13, 6.39 ERA, 31K). Severino is coming off a stellar performance against the Orioles, to whom he allowed two runs and three hits in eight innings while striking out eight.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 15: Chase Headley #12 of the New York Yankees heads to first base in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles on September 15, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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