Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Evan Marshall is in stable condition in a Texas intensive care unit after being struck in the head with a line drive during a Triple A game on Tuesday, the team said Friday.
Marshall was hit in the right temple while pitching for the Reno Aces on the road against the El Paso Chihuahuas. He walked off the field and was taken to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with a fractured skull and underwent surgery to relieve swelling and pressure.
“He is alert and has been engaging in conversation and is able to walk,” the team said in a statement Friday.
Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall traveled to El Paso to visit with Marshall on Thursday.
Marshall, 25, had a 2.74 ERA in 57 major-league games last season but was sent down to the minors in May after posting a 6.08 ERA in his first 13 appearances. He has a 6.40 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 13 walks in 31 Triple A games this season.
- Dan Gartland