Friday, June 18, 2021

Injury Scout - Larry Vanover Exits Early After Mask Hit

HP Umpire Larry Vanover left Friday's #Reds-#Padres game in San Diego after an early foul ball to the mask.

In the top of the 1st inning, Reds batter Jesse Winker swung at and fouled a 96-mph fastball from Padres pitcher Chris Paddack off catcher Victor Caratini's mitt and deflected into Vanover's traditional-style facemask. Vanover completed the top and bottom of the 1st inning and exited the game prior to the start of the 2nd.

Vanover was replaced behind home plate by 1B Umpire and Acting Crew Chief Chris Guccione while 2B Umpire Ryan Additon moved to first base and 3B Umpire David Rackley remained at third base. Crew Chief Jim Reynolds joined the crew on Saturday to fill in for the absent Vanover.

Relevant Injury History: Vanover has previously left a game due to a head injury.
> On August 29, 2017, Vanover left a game in San Diego due to a foul ball to the mask injury.
> On May 5, 2013, Vanover left a game in Anaheim after a foul ball struck him in the mask.

Last Game: June 20 | Return to Play: July 1 | Time Absent: 10 Days | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Vanover's injury & question of who takes over behind HP (SD/CCS)


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