Home referee Dale Scott left the hospital early Saturday, a few hours after suffering a concussion when a ball that went foul with Baltimore gunman Mark Trumbo, bat, hit him in the face. The game was played in Toronto.
Scott told AP in a text message that he felt good and that the results of the tests he submitted are normal.
The veteran, head of the referees’ staff, left the pitch on a stretcher, in the eighth inning, after being hit. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
Scott whipped after the ball hit his facepiece and knocked him out, left behind before dropping onto one knee. After being examined by the Tiles trainer, George Poulis, Scott reclined on the ground, behind the plate, and received more attention from the paramedics and the physiotherapist in Toronto.
Once they pinned his neck, Scott was transported in a cart off the field.
The game was delayed more than ten minutes. Second baseman Brian Knight went to work behind the home.
“That did not sound good,” Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said.
John Gibbons, a Toronto driver and former receiver, expressed concern.
“He’s one of the good guys,” Gibbons said of Scott. “It works hard, the referees are also vulnerable there in the field, like a catcher.”
Scott also suffered a concussion last year, for another foul ball. Usually, the referees were in action for at least a week when they were shocked, depending on the severity.