BALTIMORE — Detroit Tigers outfielders Derek Hill and Akil Baddoo have been being evaluated for accidents following their horrifying collision whereas chasing a flyball Tuesday night time in Baltimore.
Hill and Baddoo each took off after Anthony Santander‘s drive to left-center discipline within the eighth inning. Every participant reached for the ball — after which they collided, sending Baddoo’s cap flying.
“It was a nasty collision. It was a ball hit in all probability within the excellent spot for each guys to be going full pace, and each with an opportunity to catch it,” Detroit supervisor A.J. Hinch stated following his crew’s 9-4 win. “You do not see it rather a lot at this degree. Whenever you see them, they’re nasty.”
Hill did make the catch when he and Baddoo bumped into one another on Santander’s flyball. Each outfielders left the sport, though they have been capable of stroll off the sector after a little bit of a delay.
“Clearly not good,” Santander stated via an interpreter. “I am an outfielder, and I can undoubtedly relate to that. You actually do not need to see one thing like that.”
Hinch stated Baddoo was being checked for a concussion and a shoulder damage and would possibly want a number of days off. Hill was having his ribs checked.
“After I bought on the market, clearly a pair trainers on the market with me, each guys have been fairly beat up and in plenty of ache,” Hinch stated. “Very scary incident.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.