Brewers' Jakob Junis hit in neck by line drive in practice, taken to hospital

Brewers’ Jakob Junis hit in neck by line drive in batting practice, taken to hospital

Brewers’ Jakob Junis hit in neck During batting practice Brewers’ Jakob Junis was hit in the neck by a line drive and was hospitalized.


Jakob Junis of the Milwaukee Brewers was taken away in an ambulance after being hit in the neck by a line drive during batting practice at Pittsburgh on Monday.


The right-hander was standing in the outfield when he was struck by the hard-hit ball off the bat of Pirates infielder Alika Williams.


Junis remained down for about 20 minutes while being treated by medical teams.


He was alert while being loaded onto an ambulance and taken from PNC Park.


Brewers' Jakob Junis hit in neck by line drive in practice, taken to hospital
Brewers’ Jakob Junis hit in neck by line drive in practice, taken to hospital

The teams said in a joint statement that Junis was “conscious, alert and responsive” and

was taken to a hospital for evaluation.


Junis, 31, went on the 15-day injured list on April 6 because of a shoulder impingement.


He has made one start this season, allowing one run and three hits in four innings against the Minnesota Twins on April 2.


Since debuting in the majors with Kansas City on April 12, 2017, Junis is 38-45 with a 4.63

ERA in eight seasons with the Royals, San Francisco and Milwaukee.


Earlier Monday, the Brewers placed left-handed starter Wade Miley on the 15-day IL with left elbow inflammation.


He joined left-hander DL Hall, who went on the IL because of a left knee sprain on Sunday.


Jakob Junis who is he?

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Jakob Benjamin Lee Junis (born September 16, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for

the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB).


He has previously played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants.


The Royals selected him in the 29th round of the 2011 MLB draft, and made his MLB debut with them in 2017.


Junis attended Rock Falls High School in Rock Falls, Illinois, and graduated in 2011.


There, he earned all-state honours in both baseball and basketball.


As a senior, in basketball he averaged 19 points a game.


In baseball he threw an 88–92-mile-per-hour (142–148 km/h) fastball and had a 1.10 earned run average (ERA) and

93 strikeouts as a pitcher, while batting .485 with 54 runs batted in.


The Kansas City Royals selected Junis in the 29th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.


He had committed to play college baseball at North Carolina State University as an infielder and a pitcher,

and though he was rated as a fourth round pick he fell to the 29th round because of his scholarship to North Carolina State.


But he signed with the Royals for a $675,000 signing bonus instead of attending college.


Jakob Junis Professional career

Yankees could add starter Jakob Junis to support back of rotation
Yankees could add starter Jakob Junis to support back of rotation

Junis made his professional debut in 2012 with the Burlington Royals with whom he went 2–2

with a 4.15 ERA in seven games (six starts).


He pitched in 2013 with the Idaho Falls Chukars, posted a 2–6 record and 7.39 ERA in 13 starts, and was

8th in the Pioneer League with 55 strikeouts.


Junis began 2018 in Kansas City’s starting rotation. He finished the season with a 9–12 record,

a complete game, and a 4.37 ERA in 30 starts, and was 3rd in the AL in hit batsmen (15; a team record),

8th in walks per 9 innings (2.186), and 10th in strikeouts/walk (3.814) and wild pitches (9).


In 2019 for the Royals, Junis pitched to a 5.24 ERA with an 8.4 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 175 1/3 innings across 31 starts,

and was 6th in the AL with 11 hit batsmen.

He became the first pitcher in the major leagues to win at least nine games in each of

his first three seasons since Masahiro Tanaka (2014–16); the last pitcher younger than Junis to do that was Gerrit Cole (2013–15).


With the 2020 Kansas City Royals, Junis appeared in eight games (six starts).


He compiled a 0-2 record with a 6.39 ERA and 6 walks and 19 strikeouts in 25.1 innings pitched.


He was on the injured list twice.


Junis made 16 appearances (six starts) for the Royals in 2021, posting a 5.26 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 39.1 innings of work, and was on the injured list twice.

His salary was $1.7 million.


On November 5, 2021, Junis was out righted off of the 40-man roster, but rejected the outright assignment and elected free agency.




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