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Al Alburquerque placed on 7-day disabled list with concussion

Aug 13, 2011, 11:50 AM EST

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The Tigers have placed reliever Al Alburquerque on the 7-day disabled list after he suffered a concussion when he was hit with a line drive off the bat of Orioles’ infielder Robert Andino during batting practice yesterday.

Alburquerque was carted off the field and taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center. According to Jeff Seidel of MLB.com, he was held overnight for observation after doctors reported finding some internal bleeding.

“It wasn’t pretty,” Leyland said. “It wasn’t any glancing blow. He got smoked, bad. They think it’s going to be fine, but it’s nothing to fool around with.”

Alburquerque, 25, has a 2.19 ERA and 57/27 K/BB ratio over 37 innings this season. The rookie right-hander has held opposing batters to a .141 batting average.

  1. paulsdamnblog - Aug 13, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Wow talk about a freak accident! Hope the guy gets back and is okay.

  2. derpdederpdederp - Aug 14, 2011 at 2:00 AM

    thats gotta be one of the best names in the history of pro sports hands down

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