Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Injury Scout - Warmup Pitch to Groin Knocks Everitt

After taking an errant warmup pitch to the groin in Colorado, HP Umpire Mike Everitt became the second plate ump to leave a game in as many weeks. The first, Hunter Wendelstedt, is still reportedly sidelined with concussion-like symptoms after a Joe Kelly warmup pitch hit him in the mask on August 21.

Mike Everitt exits Tuesday's game at Coors.
In the middle of the first inning during Everitt's Tuesday night plate job, Everitt set up behind a member of the Tigers bench who was catching pitcher Michael Fulmer's warmup tosses in place of catcher James McCann, while McCann was in the Tigers dugout putting on the catcher's gear. One of those pitches had significant lateral movement and evaded the temporary catcher's glove, striking Everitt's exposed groin.

Everitt subsequently departed the game and was replaced behind the plate by 2B Umpire Tom Woodring as 1B Umpire Bruce Dreckman and 3B Umpire Jordan Baker remained on the lines, with Dreckman additionally assuming the role of acting crew chief.

Relevant Injury History: There is no relevant injury history.

Last Game: August 29 | Return to Play: August 31 | Time Absent: One Day | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Everitt walks off the field following a direct shot during warmups (DET)


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