Tampa Bay Rays minor-league pitcher Tyler Zombro is in stable condition at a Durham hospital after being hit by a line drive in Thursday night’s Durham Bulls game.
Zombro was pitching in the eighth inning against the Norfolk Tides when he was hit in the face with a line drive off the bat of Brett Cumberland. According to eye-witnesses, Zombro collapsed face-first on the mound and began to convulse.
St. Pete Nine will not post the video due to its upsetting nature.
The Rays released the following statement:
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 4, 2021
Players from around baseball have sent their well-wishes to the 26-year-old right-hander and his family.
— ji-Man Choi 26 (@cjm0519) June 4, 2021
Oh no. Every positive thought in the world to Tyler and his loved ones. https://t.co/9d3KxKUYjf
Worst thing I’ve ever seen in baseball. Prayers for Tyler Zombro and Family. https://t.co/5SWBIVFnb2
— Nathan Karns (@NathanKarns) June 4, 2021
Tyler Zombro took a line drive to the head tonight in AAA Durham pray for him and his family! Hang tough Tyler!
Our thoughts are with Tyler Zombro and the entire @DurhamBulls team following tonight’s unfortunate event in the game against Norfolk.
— Bowie Baysox (@BowieBaysox) June 4, 2021
The game between the Bulls and Tides was suspended and will be resumed at a later date.