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Yankees' Mitchell placed on 7-day DL after taking liner to face

<p>Aug 17, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell (55) reacts after being hit in the face by a baseball against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports</p>

Aug 17, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell (55) reacts after being hit in the face by a baseball against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees placed right-hander Bryan Mitchell on the 7-day concussion disabled list Tuesday, one day after he was struck in the face by a line drive.

Mitchell was hit by a liner off the bat of the Twins' Eduardo Nunez, who played for the Yankees from 2010-2013, in the second inning. Mitchell was knocked to the ground but eventually walked off the field under his own power, holding a towel over his bloodied face.

An evaluation at a local hospital revealed Mitchell suffered a nasal fracture, but he left the hospital in time to rejoin his teammates in the locker room after the game.

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