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Yankees’ Luke Voit thought he had a broken jaw after Chad Bettis hit

first_img MLB wrap: Dominic Smith, Pete Alonso shine in Mets’ win over Giants MLB players, fans do what they can to stay cool in record heat wave “I thought broken jaw. My teeth were going to be all scattered everywhere,” Voit said Sunday, via The Associated Press. “I grabbed my face. So I was like, ‘Uh-oh.’ … But then, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Just a scary thing.”A scary moment in the bottom of the fourth, but take a deep breath Yankees fans. The Yankees have announced that Luke Voit was removed from today’s game for precautionary reasons and underwent concussion protocol testing. Those test results came back clear. pic.twitter.com/s92l7K6Y7z— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 20, 2019Luckily for Voit, he wasn’t severely injured and was back in the lineup Sunday for the Yankees’ series finale against the Rockies. He said he was sore when he woke up, but the swelling has gone down after he iced it.  Related News Voit added he has a small cut under his chin and tests for a concussion came back negative.”I dodged a bullet, got lucky,” Voit said.center_img Luke Voit feared the worst after he was hit in the face off a pitch from Chad Bettis.The Yankees slugger said he remembered how Giancarlo Stanton suffered a broken jaw when he was pelted by a pitch five years ago and thought the same thing happened to him. The force from the ball, which was going 91 mph, was slowed a bit when it grazed against Voit’s shoulder. He said he plans to wear a protective chinstrap Sunday.Yankees manager Aaron Boone was less than forgiving toward the Rockies after his first baseman was hit.”Sometimes intent doesn’t matter,” Boone said after Saturday’s game. “Throw the ball over the plate.”last_img read more