The Yankees pitching prospect who was hospitalized after he was allegedly attacked over the winter hasn't been hampered this spring by the injuries he sustained, minor league pitching coordinator Gil Paterson told New Jersey Advance Media.

Authorities say former NFL hopeful Anthony Morales, 24, assaulted Ty Hensley, 21, at a friend's home near Oklahoma City in the wee hours of Dec. 28.

Morales allegedly repeatedly kicked Hensley in the head and left him unconscious and fled before police arrived. Morales was charged with aggravated assault and battery. A preliminarily hearing in the case isn't expected until May, according to Hensley's lawyer, Jacob Diesselhorst.

Hensley suffered a broken jaw, which had to be wired shut. He also lost a tooth and had a gash on his chin.