CHICAGO (AP) -Minnesota Twins catcher Mike Redmond suffered a large gash on his head and left the second game of Friday's day-night doubleheader after the Chicago White Sox's Jim Thome accidentally hit him with his bat.
In the first inning, Thome fouled off a pitch and lost control on the backswing, sending the bat flying into the right side of Redmond's head. The catcher immediately went down and stayed there for several minutes as blood poured out, before walking off the field.
The bat also appeared to hit plate umpire Randy Marsh, who remained in the game.
Designated hitter Joe Mauer went in to catch for the Twins, meaning starting pitcher Matt Garza had to bat.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Angels' Weaver eyes turnaround vs. BoSox David Price and Jered Weaver used to be at the top of baseball’s pitching heap. As the two square off tonight, though, they’re just hoping to find some...
Thumbnail Nationals vs. Giants Free Pick The Giants are in a massive funk but with Johnny Cueto on the mound, will they beat the Nationals tonight at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail White Sox vs. Cubs Prediction Will the Cubs earn a split against the White Sox when the cross-town rivals meet again tonight at 8:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Fernandez, Fish welcome Cards to town Between Dee Gordon’s return to the Miami lineup and Ichiro Suzuki’s pursuit of hit No. 3,000, St. Louis righty Michael Wacha promises to have his hands full...
Thumbnail Rockies vs. Mets Predictions With the total sitting at 7 runs, will the Rockies and Mets play under the number when the meet at 1:10PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages