Yankees outfielder Luke Voit had a 91-mph fastball hit him in the side of the chin during the fourth inning of a game against the visiting Colorado Rockies and eventually left the game for precautionary reasons.
The Yankees announced that Voit underwent concussion protocol testing, with the results coming back clear. No further testing is expected to be done at this time.
Voit did not leave the game until after circling the bases, scoring on a single by Gleyber Torres.
He then headed down the tunnel from the dugout and did not return to the game.
Voit, who missed eight games after straining an abdominal muscle while trying to stretch a hit into a double on June 29, has 18 home runs and 52 RBIs this season.
Since returning to the lineup on July 13, he has six hits, with only one homer, in eight games.
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