Mazzilli played for the Yankees during the 1982 season.
TAMPA, Fla. — New York Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli was struck in the head by a ball in batting practice Wednesday and taken to a local hospital.
Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said in an email that Mazzilli “will spend the night at the hospital for observation.”
Yankees players not on the travel roster for Wednesday’s road game against the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach worked out at New York’s spring training complex at Steinbrenner Field.
Mazzilli, 63, played 37 games for the Yankees during the 1982 season. He spent 14 years in the majors, including 10 with the Mets. He served as the Yankees' first base coach from 2000-03, then served as their bench coach in 2006. He also managed the Orioles for two seasons, from 2004-05.
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