Two days after being hit in the face by a Vince Velasquez fastball, Nationals right-hander Austin Voth posted a photo on Instagram thanking the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital medical staff for completing surgery to reset his nose.https://www.instagram.com/p/CP14q4Ggd2x
Voth exited Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the third inning when Velasquez’s 90 mph pitch caught the brim of his helmet before hitting the left side of his face while he was squaring around to bunt. The 28-year-old pitcher walked off the field under his own power with a bloodied towel pressed against his nose.
Nationals manager Davey Martinez declined to give a timetable for Voth’s return in his postgame press conference Sunday, saying he wanted to give Voth a few days before determining next steps. Voth has been a steady presence out of the bullpen this season after losing out on the fifth-starter job in spring training. He owns a 2.73 ERA in 19 appearances with 29 strikeouts to 10 walks.