Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones said he felt lucky a day after being hit in the face by a pitch that later sparked a benches-clearing tussle between the Tigers and Minnesota Twins.
Jones was taken to the hospital Saturday after getting a scare when a pitch from Twins reliever Justin Haley left him bloodied and a little dazed. He needed nine stitches in his lip, but said he was still able to have dinner that night. Jones said he would have a few more tests when the team returned to Detroit but experienced no signs of a concussion.
“It could've knocked out all my teeth or struck me square in the eye,” Jones said Sunday. “I am lucky it hit me...
A baseball umpire trainee runs toward first base to get into position to make a call during an instructional camp session at Compton Community College. The umpire camp is operated by Major League Baseball and includes on-field and classroom instruction.