In a scary scene in Tampa on Monday, Rays catcher Wilson Ramos left the game after being hit in the head with Ruben Tejada’s backswing. The moment happened in the fifth inning of the matchup, and Ramos was escorted off the field shortly afterwards.
Making things look even more concerning was the fact that Tejada’s bat broke when connecting with the ball on the ground out, with the flying barrel hitting Ramos as splinters flew around his neck and head.
CBS Tampa’s Ryan Bass reports that Ramos received six staples in his head for the injury, and is currently being monitored as part of the league’s standard concussion protocol.
While he’s lucky he wasn’t speared with a splinter or worse, it’s an unfortunate development for someone who already missed multiple months due to knee surgery that kept him off the field.
Hopefully Ramos recovers quickly and is back behind the plate as soon as possible.
The Seattle Mariners, bless them, have enough funny trades in their history to do an unbelievable power ranking. There’s the time they gave up Adam Jones and Chris Tillman for Erik Bedard, sure, but I’m not convinced that even rates. Not when you compare it to the time they gave up Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-soo Choo within four days of each other to build a stunningly mediocre first base platoon.
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Two decades ago, the Mariners needed relievers. They traded for relievers. It didn’t work out.