Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Injury Scout - Brian Knight Out on Spring Training Foul Ball

Brian Knight exited Wednesday's Indians-Angels Spring Training game for precautionary reasons after taking a foul ball off the mask in the later stages of Cleveland's blowout win over Anaheim LA.

Umpire injury befalls BK early in Arizona.
With one out and none on in the top of the 7th inning, Indians batter Will Benson fouled off a 2-0 fastball from Angels pitcher Luke Bard, the ball striking Knight in the center of his traditional-style facemask.

Knight remained in the contest through the completion of the 7th inning, after which he was replaced behind home plate by crewmate Jim Reynolds, as crew chief Ted Barrett and fellow field umpire Alfonso Marquez worked the bases for the remainder of the contest.

Relevant Injury History: Knight missed a majority of the 2017 season due to what he described as a "severe neck injury." Prior to that, Knight left the September 9, 2016 Dodgers-Marlins game on a deflected hit-by-pitch, and the April 18, 2015 Phillies-Nationals game when catcher Jose Lobaton failed to catch a Blake Treinen fastball.

Last Game: February 28 | Return to Play: March 2 | Time Absent: 1 Day | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Plate umpire Brian Knight is struck by foul ball, leaves after the 7th (LAA)


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