Minor league pitcher Tyler Zombro has been released from hospital and will move on to outpatient occupational and speech therapy in Durham after being hit in the head by a line workout last week.
Zombro, a Tampa Bay Rays right-hander with Triple-A Durham, was hit by a sharp liner from Norfolk’s Brett Cumberland in the eighth inning on June 3. Zombro collapsed to the ground, lay motionless for a moment with his face down. , then started having uncontrollable convulsions as his teammates and a coach rushed towards the mound.
The Rays broke the news during Wednesday night’s home game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Against Washington.
“He and his family will remain in Durham and continue with his outpatient occupational and speech therapy,” the team said in a statement. “The Rays express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff who care for Tyler, and continue to be overwhelmed with the support for his recovery.”
The Zombro, 26, signed as a minor league free agent with Tampa Bay in 2017 after being undrafted by George Mason. He was in his ninth game this season with the Bulls, entering the night 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA. He has a 2.79 ERA in his minor league career.
The Bulls’ game that night was suspended in the eighth inning and Durham also postponed their June 4 game.