Rachel Balkovec inspiring message

Rachel Balkovec  baseball’s first female manager  will miss the Low-A Tampa Tarpons’ home opener

While she recovers from being hit in the face by a batted ball.

Balkovec was struck in the face Tuesday afternoon during a spring training workout at the Yankees’ minor league complex

later took to Instagram to share a motivational message.

“Without exception, worthy endeavors come with risk, pain in some form and fear,”

Balkovec captioned an Instagram post Wednesday, that included a photo of her with minor league shortstop Marcos Cabrera.

“Balkovec, 34, was reportedly treated for facial injuries and swelling, including one of her eyes, at a Tampa hospital.

Although she was not diagnosed with a concussion, doctors advised her to rest for several days

“All things considered, I feel very fortunate,” Balkovec said in a statement about the incident.

The doctors have asked me to be smart about limiting my activities over the next several days

Yankees manager Aaron Boone reached out to Balkovec via text Wednesday to check on her.

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