Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Injury Scout - Vanover Exits on 8th Inning Foul-to-Mask

A foul ball to the facemask pushed plate umpire Larry Vanover to an early exit in San Diego on Tuesday.

Vanover is hit in the jaw by a foul ball.
With one out and none on in the top of the 8th inning of Tuesday's Giants-Padres game, Giants batter Brandon Crawford fouled a 93-mph fastball from Padres pitcher Kirby Yates into the center chin portion of Vanover's traditional face mask.

Vanover immediately exited the game and was replaced behind the plate by 2B Umpire David Rackley with 1B Umpire Alfonso Marquez and 3B Umpire Chad Fairchild handling field duties. Marquez additionally served as acting crew chief for the remainder of the contest.

Relevant Injury History: Vanover suffered a head injury due to a similarly batted foul ball of the facemask on May 5, 2013.

Last Game: August 29 | Return to Play: September 1 | Time Absent: 2 Days | Video as Follows
Alternate Link: Foul ball to center of Vanover's mask takes veteran crew chief out of the game (SD)


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