Thumbs-up for baseball’s semi-new concussion program. Catcher
To make room for him on the roster, the Dodgers sent outfielder
Grandal suffered what was termed a mild concussion May 22 when he first took a bat to the side of the head on a back swing and then a foul to the catcher's mask. He took a few days off and then played in three rehab games as a designated hitter for Oklahoma City.
This is the third time this season the Dodgers have shuttled Heisey back and forth to the minors, though it could prove the last time. Heisey is four days shy of five years of major-league service time, a mark that would allow him to refuse another minor-league assignment.
Heisey, 30, received four at-bats in his latest stint, going hitless, since being called up Wednesday.