Yanks guest instructor Mazzilli struck by BP ball

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli is still in the hospital and resting comfortably after being struck on the head by a batted ball during batting practice in Tampa, Florida, Wednesday.

A Yankees spokesman said Thursday that doctors are "just being cautious" with Mazzilli.

Mazzilli, a former Yankees coach, played for the Mets in 10 of his 14 big-league seasons.

His son, second baseman L.J. Mazzilli, was acquired by the Yankees in 2018 from the Mets and played last season for the Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

Mazzilli was a Yankees coach under Joe Torre from 2000 to 2003 and Torre's bench coach in 2006. He managed the Orioles in 2004 and 2005 and has been a guest instructor for the Yankees for several seasons.