Yankees Prospect Recovers After Brutal Attack
Knocked unconscious and sustained multiple facial fractures.
Multiple media outlets have reported that Yankees pitching prospect and their 2012 first round pick, Ty Hensley, was hospitalized after being brutally attacked over the holidays.
According to Henley’s representatives, the 21-year old was knocked unconscious and sustained multiple facial fractures and other severe injuries in the attack. But he has since been released from the hospital and recovering at home in Oklahoma City.
After being drafted in 2012, Hensley pitched with Yankees Gulf Coast team and in five games was 1-2, with a 3.00 ERA. In 2013 he had hip and hernia surgery and he did not return to the field until 2014. He reported back to the Yankees Gulf Coast team and after starting six of seven games, he posted a 2.37 ERA. The righty was moved to Class A Staten Island Yankees in late July and in four starts he had a 3.86 ERA with 17 strike outs in 11 innings.
We wish Hensley is speedy recovery and hope he is able to get back to doing what he loves.(Photo Credit: Robert M Pimpsner)