Saturday, July 2, 2022

Injury Scout - Jerry Layne Exits After Foul Ball to Head

HP Umpire Jerry Layne left Saturday's #Diamondbacks-#Rockies game in Colorado following a foul ball that struck his mask.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, with none out and none on, Rockies batter Randal Grichuk attempted to check his swing, with D'Backs pitcher JB Wendelken's 95.5-mph 0-1 fastball caroming off Rockies catcher CJ Cron's arm and into Layne's mask. The call of HBP was challenged and overturned to a foul ball.

2B Umpire Chad Whitson replaced Layne behind home plate while 1B Umpire Nick Mahrley and 3B Umpire Adam Hamari remained in the field while also assuming Crew Chief duties.

Relevant Injury History: Jerry Layne has a significant history of head trauma.
> On April 28. 2021, Layne exited a Red Sox-Mets game after a foul ball off the mask.
> On April 1, 2019, Layne left his Opening Day assignment in Pittsburgh after foul balls to the head.
> On September 25, 2016, Layne exited a Mariners-Twins game after a foul ball to the mask.
> On August 31, 2016, Layne left a Blue Jays-Orioles game after a direct 94-mph shot to the mask.
> On June 27, 2016, Layne left an Indian-Braves game after a foul ball to the jaw region.
> On April 15, 2015, Layne left a Tigers-Pirates game after a deflection from the catcher to the mask.

Last Game: July 2 | Return to Play: July 4 | Time Absent: 2 Days | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Jerry Layne leaves game in Denver after deflected foul ball hits mask (COL)


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