Thursday, April 20, 2017

Injury Scout - Larry Vanover Out, Joe West In for DET-TB

Injury Scout: Joe West replaced umpire Larry Vanover for Thursday's Tigers-Rays game in Tampa Bay. The media received word that Vanover's absence was due to a personal matter. The UEFL reports the information as a personnel transaction, and requests privacy for Vanover (both in the content of this post and the comment section).

West, whose most recent game was Sunday, April 16, was on vacation from his regular crew (currently led by West's regular-season #2, Hunter Wendelstedt), which presently is in Minnesota.

Umpires Alfonso Marquez (HP), Chad Fairchild (1B), and David Rackley (3B) started Thursday's game in a three-person alignment, with Marquez serving as Crew Chief, until West arrived at Tropicana Field later in the first inning. West took over field duties at third base, as Rackley slid over to the second base position.


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