WASHINGTON (AP) -Umpire Kerwin Danley still has headaches, five days after he was hit in the face mask by a pitch from the Los Angeles Dodgers' Brad Penny.
Danley's condition is being monitored by Major League Baseball and he is not yet scheduled to return to work, the World Umpires Association said Thursday. He was briefly knocked unconscious by the fastball to the right side of his jaw and was hospitalized briefly after Saturday night's game. CT scans were negative, the union said.
Danley's mother, Annette, attended the game at Dodger Stadium, and former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda tried to calm her.
``From now on, I'll be watching that ball as soon as it leaves the pitcher's glove,'' she said.
The WUA said major league umpires sustained 38 blows to the head last year and 20 already this season.
``Last month alone, four of our umpires had back and neck surgery because of hits to the head,'' WUA spokesman Lamell McMorris said. ``We're hoping that all the coverage of this incident gives the public a sense of just how dangerous being a professional umpire is.''

Top MLB Public Bets

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages