OAKLAND -- A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie sent flowers and a note to the woman struck by his broken bat in Friday’s game at Fenway Park.
Tonya Carpenter, who was rushed to the hospital after being struck when Lawrie’s broken bat went flying into the crowd against the Red Sox, has been upgraded to fair condition after suffering what were considered life-threatening injuries.
WCVB-TV, out of Boston, reported that Lawrie sent flowers with a note that read: “Sending my thoughts and prayers.”
According to the station, the family sent this message back to Lawrie:
“Brett, they are the only ones by her side. On behalf of her family, we thank you for this lovely arrangement. You brought a smile to her face, the fragrance fills the room and she thinks of her garden.
“We accept these flowers and appreciate thoughts and prayers, we ask all fans across this country that you continue to pray for a full recovery.”
*Image courtesy WCVB-TV