- Outfielder Daylen Lile is ranked Washington’s No. 6 prospect by MLB Pipeline
- Lile had full movement in both his arms and legs according to his manager.
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Washington Nationals outfielder Daylen Lile left the team’s spring training game on a stretcher after suffering a terrifying fall over the outfield wall while trying to steal a home run.
The Nationals were left holding their breath when one of their top prospects was stretchered off at JetBlue Park on Saturday.
Lile was attempting to catch a ball that was crushed by Boston Red Sox first baseman Tyler Miller, a ball to deep right field when he attempted to jump and collided with the wall at hip height.
The 21-year-old fell on his head while landing in the Red Sox bullpen, prompting nearby pitchers and trainers to immediately call for medical assistance in terrifying scenes.
He was eventually carried off the field on a stretcher and with a brace around his neck.
Daylen Lile’s Nationals left the game on a stretcher after a terrifying fall over the outfield wall.
Lile was trying to steal a home run in right field when his hip hit the wall.
He jumped over the wall headfirst before landing on his back and needing medical attention.
Nationals manager Davey Martinez said Lile landed on his back and was transported to a local hospital for a CT scan and that the team would know the extent of his injuries on Sunday.
Martínez also added that Lile had mobility in his arms and legs after his fall.
“He hit pretty hard, he fell to the ground,” Martínez said later, according to The Athletic. ‘They are going to review it. When we left, he moved his feet and legs. I hope everything turns out negative. We will pray for him.’
Lile is ranked Washington’s No. 6 prospect by MLB Pipeline and finished the season with an .807 OPS between Low and High-A baseball last season.
A member of the Nationals’ training staff is expected to remain with him until he is ready to return to the team facility.
Boston won the game 4-2.