Some Yankees players were upset that video was spread by Masahiro Tanaka on the ground after being drilled in the head by a Giancarlo Stanton line drive during Saturday’s simulated game at Yankee Stadium.
Aaron Judge could be seen and heard shouting at someone at the stadium about shooting video and later took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
“I get that everyone has a job to do but to continue filming and zooming in on someone injured and down at the stadium is not good with me!”, The judge wrote. “It doesn’t matter who it is, teammate, coach or fan! Pray for Tanaka! “
Gleyber Torres joined the judge and wrote on Twitter: “I understand that people are doing their job and want to show everything we do, I understand that, but showing the exact moment that happened to our teammate doesn̵
Interestingly, most of the circulated video came from YES Network, which is owned by the team.
Tanaka stayed on the ground for several minutes and left with the help of trainers after receiving medical treatment. The Yankees announced that Tanaka had been taken to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital for further evaluation and added that the right-hander was “awake, responsive and walking under his own power.”