NEW YORK — A fan at Yankee Stadium showed off quite an arm — too bad for All-Star outfielder Brett Gardner.
The New York left fielder was hit but not hurt when a fan threw back a ball that Toronto slugger Jose Bautista had launched for a home run Sunday.
Gardner seemed to be struck in the back by the toss in the fourth inning. He stayed in the game without a problem.
Fans all across the majors often throw back home runs hit into the stands by opponents. Those tosses rarely come close to hitting players on the field.
The Associated Press