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MLB Injury News:
Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit exited last night’s
contest against the Kansas City Royals with concussion-like symptoms, and
assistant general manager Rob Anthony told reporters – including Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com – that the team expects to place the backstop on the seven-day
disabled list for concussions.
"We're going to evaluate and check him, but the doctor
here in Kansas City said he has concussion symptoms so we'll keep an eye, but
I'd say there's a high probability he's going on the DL," Antony said.
Following the game, Doumit told reporters that he initially
sustained the head injury when he took a foul tip off the bat of Houston Astros
catcher Jason Castro off his facemask in the ninth inning of Sunday’s contest. This
resulted in nausea following the weekend finale on the plane ride to Kansas
City, but Doumit said he thought nothing of it and didn’t report it.
Doumit returned to Minnesota’s lineup as the designated
hitter on Monday, and he suited up behind the plate last night. During the
game, he once again began feeling nauseous and was ultimately replaced at
catcher by Chris Herrmann.
While the team has indicated that it’s likely a concussion,
Doumit remains hesitant to admit that. For his part, the backstop told
reporters that he’s hoping to avoid a stint on the DL and test out OK on
"I talked to the doctor and he said those are symptoms
consistent with a concussion, but I'm not ready to say that yet," Doumit
said. "The true test will be Friday when I can go out and do some physical
To potentially fill Doumit’s spot on the roster, Bollinger
notes the Twins could activate outfielder Josh Willingham from the DL.
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