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Jesus Montero exits game after being hit in head by backswing

Mar 23, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Good news. Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik told Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times that Montero does not have a concussion.

5:01 PM: Scary moment in this afternoon’s Cactus League game between the Mariners and Indians.

According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, Mariners catcher Jesus Montero made an early exit after he was hit in the head by the backswing of Indians prospect shortstop Francisco Lindor. He was down on the ground for a few moments before getting to his feet and being carted off to the clubhouse. Baker notes that he looked “woozy” and had a big lump on his forehead.

Montero will presumably be sent for tests to rule out a possible concussion. It’s worth noting that he suffered a concussion last July when he took a foul tip off his facemask.

If Montero it turns out that he needs a stint on the disabled list, Kelly Shoppach would serve as the starting catcher. Baker speculates that the Mariners would likely carry Jesus Sucre as a backup, but they would have to add him to the 40-man roster.

  1. proudlycanadian - Mar 23, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Tough luck for Jesus Montero. Hope he is OK. As far as Jesus Sucre is concerned, I wonder if his personality is a sweet as his surname?

    • polonelmeagrejr - Mar 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

      and is his defense as holey as his first name

  2. mrredlegz - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    2 catchers named Jeebus? Pretty awesome.

  3. notsofast10 - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    That is good news! I was watching the game and when he finally sat up it looked like he had a small alien coming out of his head, it was not a pretty site.

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