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.

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