Other than the Carlos Beltran grand slam, the biggest thing to happen in last night’s game was Brian McCann‘s early exit with what the team has called a mild concussion. He took a foul tip off his mask in the 3rd inning, and according to Chad Jennings, was removed from the game in the 6th after telling Joe he didn’t feel “quite right.”
No decision has been made on whether or not McCann will go on the 7-day concussion DL. The plan was to have him undergo some tests this morning at The Stadium and then decide. He’s obviously not in today’s lineup and I’m sure we’ll find out more either before or after the game. With Teix still feeling the effects of his finger injury, the middle of the lineup will be without 2 of its big bats.
** UPDATE 12:09 PM- Via Bryan Hoch, McCann has been placed on the 7-day concussion DL and the team has called up Austin Romine. Not sure why it’s not Murphy. Seems a little strange. **