Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie sent flowers to Tonya Carpenter, the fan struck by shards of a shattered bat of Lawrie's during Friday’s Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park, according to WCVB in Boston.
The flowers contained a note from Lawrie which read, “Sending my thoughts and prayers.”
Carpenter, 44, had been listed in serious condition as of Sunday morning, but was upgraded from serious condition to fair on Monday. According to WCVB, the family responded to the flowers with the following message for Lawrie:
“Brett, they are the only ones by her side, On behalf of her family, we thank you for this lovely arrangement. You brought a smile to her face, the fragrance fills the room and she thinks of her garden.
“We accept these flowers and appreciate thoughts and prayers, we ask all fans across this country that you continue to pray for a full recovery.”
Carpenter was sitting in a section on the third-base side of the ballpark beyond the protective backstop netting when a shard of the bat was sent flying into the stands and struck her. She was transported out of Fenway on a stretcher and taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she remains.
- Molly Geary