Yankees activate RHP Bryan Mitchell from concussion disabled list

The Yankees activated pitcher Bryan Mitchell from the concussion disabled list just 11 days after he was struck in the face by a line drive.
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The New York Yankees activated right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell from the seven-day concussion disabled list, the team announced Friday.

The news comes just 11 days after Mitchell was struck in the face by a line drive in a victory over the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 17.

The 24-year-old left the game with a small nasal fracture.

According to MLB’s Statcast, the ball left Eduardo Nunez's bat at 103 mph and ricocheted off of Mitchell’s nose and into center field.

You can watch the incident here.

Mitchell, who started that game against Minnesota, will return to the Yankees bullpen.

In 10 games this season, Mitchell is 0–1 with a 3.86 ERA in 21.0 innings.

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