What is it about catching prospects in Bradenton getting hit in the face with pitches? Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect Eric Fryer was hit in the face with a pitch last night, fracturing his orbital bone and requiring surgery. This all comes a little over a week after Tony Sanchez was hit in the face with a pitch, fracturing his jaw in two places, and requiring surgery which will put him out for 6-8 weeks.
The orbital bone is the bone that surrounds the eye, so hopefully Fryer won’t have any long term effects with sight issues. It’s unknown how long Fryer will be out with the injury. Bradenton has Andrew Walker, Milver Reyes, and James Skelton all capable of catching at the level with Fryer and Sanchez out.