The Minnesota Twins placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion Wednesday after he was struck in the head by Dan Uggla's shin while breaking up an attempted double play.
Plouffe was injured in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
He slammed into Uggla's leg sliding into second base and remained down for a few minutes before walking slowly to the dugout, holding his head.
During an examination for concussion-related symptoms, Plouffe showed sensitivity to light. He said he was ''feeling better'' a day later, but Twins weren't taking any chances.
''He took a good shot in the head. That's what this rule is for, to protect the player,'' manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''Give him a little bit of a break here and do what's right. He was a little woozy and that's why there was concern.''
The Twins will wait a couple of days before giving Plouffe a concussion impact test. In the meantime, Minnesota purchased the contra...