Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Injury - Hunter Wendelstedt Leaves After Hit to Head

Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt was injured by a foul ball to the mask and left Monday's game at Yankee Stadium.

With none out in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Blue Jays-Yankees game, Yankees batter Brian McCann fouled a 2-2 knuckleball from Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey into HP Umpire Wendelstedt's traditional-style facemask.

Wendelstedt remained in the game in the immediate aftermath of the foul ball, and completed the second inning after which he was replaced for the remainder of the contest behind the plate by 2B Umpire Scott Barry with Crew Chief Jerry Layne and Tripp Gibson holding their positions at first and third base, respectively.

Alternate Link: Wendelstedt takes a headshot, finishes the inning, and then departs (NYY)


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