After getting plunked, Austin skips Futures Game

After getting plunked, Austin skips Futures Game

After getting plunked, Austin skips Futures Game
BOSTON -- Prospect Tyler Austin did not play in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday in Kansas City as he continues to recover from being hit in the head by a pitch in a Minor League game on Tuesday.

Austin, an outfielder, was the lone representative from the Yankees in the Futures Game. The U.S team beat the World team, 17-5, at Kauffman Stadium.

Playing with Class A Tampa on Tuesday vs. Dunedin, Austin was hit in the head in the bottom of the fifth inning. He left the game immediately and has not played since. It was Austin's first game with Tampa.

In 70 games with Class A Charleston before his promotion, Austin hit .320 with 14 home runs, 22 doubles and 54 RBIs. The Yankees selected him in the 13th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Heritage High School in Conyers, Ga.