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Yankees prospect Ty Hensley hospitalized in alleged 'brutal attack'

Hensley's attorney, Rob Martin of ICON Sports, issued a statement Thursday.

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UPDATE: According to attorney Jacob Diesselhorst, charges have officially been filed against Anthony Morales, a 24-year old who played football at Weber State and was cut by the Carolina Panthers during training camp. The case report is now available to the public.

ORIGINAL: Yankees' pitching prospect Ty Hensley was seriously injured in an alleged "brutal attack" recently, according to his attorney, Rob Martin of ICON Sports. Hensley suffered multiple facial fractures, including to his jaw, as well as multiple other head injuries, according to Martin.

Martin issued the following statement this morning:

"On behalf of Ty Hensley and his family, we are able to confirm that Ty was hospitalized after being brutally attacked and assaulted over the holidays in Oklahoma City.

Ty was treated and released from the hospital and is presently recovering at home from the injuries he sustained after being knocked unconscious in this vicious attack. Ty and his family are grateful for all of the support, thoughts, and prayers he's received from friends, fans, and well-wishers. We respectfully request privacy during this difficult time.

For those of us that know Ty best, this attack was shocking and disturbing both in it’s severity as well as the fact that it could not have happened to a nicer, more good-natured young man. While Ty always handles adversity remarkably well, he’s taken it to a new level in meeting this challenge head on. His pain tolerance, attitude, and determination to get back on the mound as soon as possible are literally off-the-charts. This is a young man with rare character and unbelievable toughness. Please direct all media inquiries to his attorneys Rob Martin (ICON Sports) & Jacob Diesselhorst (Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst). Thank you."

Martin anticipates charges will be filed against the attacker, though the legal process is still pending.

Hensley, 21, was the Yankees' first-round pick in 2012, being selected with the 30th-overall pick. He has posted a 2.95 ERA in 16 games (14 starts) over his first two professional seasons.