New York Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton reflected on the scary moment from Saturday's simulated game when he hit a liner that struck pitcher Masahiro Tanaka in the head.

Speaking to The Athletic's Lindsey Adler, Stanton called it "a terrible moment."

"You never want to see your teammate on the ground, especially by the hand of yourself," he said.

There was immediate concern when Stanton hit a ball that caromed off Tanaka's head. The Yankees pitcher fell to the ground, and coaches and the medical staff went out to look at him.