MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins outfielder Wilkin Ramirez left the game against the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning after being hit in the back with a pickoff attempt.
Ramirez picked up his second single of the game with two outs in the inning and was leading off first base when Angels right-hander Jerome Williams tried to pick him off. The errant throw appeared to first hit Ramirez above his shoulder blades before riding up and striking him in the head.READ MORE: 'It's Just A Matter Of Time': Man Severely Hurt In Fiery Crash With Minneapolis Street Racer Fears Repeat
Ramirez lay on the ground for a minute as team trainers and manager Ron Gardenhire came to check on him. He was able to get up and leave under his own power and was replaced by Eduardo Escobar.READ MORE: Why Are We Still Experiencing Supply Chain Issues?
The Twins say Ramirez is day to day with a back contusion.MORE NEWS: Potential Vikings COVID Outbreaks Could Lead To Forfeits, Big Losses For Vendors And Restaurants
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