Red Sox pitching prospect Brian Johnson was hit in the face with a line drive in a Future Games at Boston’s Fenway Park.
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Johnson sustained multiple orbital bone fractures on the left side of his face when he was struck Saturday. Red Sox spokeswoman Pam Ganley says Johnson was taken to a hospital and was resting comfortably. There were no signs of a concussion.
The 21-year-old left-hander from the University of Florida was selected by Boston with the 31st and final pick of the first round of the amateur draft, a compensation pick awarded to the Red Sox for losing closer Jonathan Papelbon in free agency. Johnson has not allowed a run in three games and 5 1-3 innings for Lowell in the Class A New York-Penn League.