How Did Austin Hedges Get A Concussion?

Catcher Austin Hedges was put on the 7-day disabled list by the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday due to a concussion. Hedges, 29, missed Monday’s series opener against the visiting Minnesota Twins after being hit in the mask by a foul tip over the weekend.

Hedges had served as the Guardians’ No. 1 quarterback but was not selected for back-to-back games on Sunday and Monday due to a head injury.

How Did Austin Hedges Get A Concussion?
How Did Austin Hedges Get A Concussion?

Hedges is on base. In 49 games this season, he’s batted 160 with five home runs and 15 RBIs. He is a professional 191 bat who played 549 games for the Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres and hit 64 home runs and 192 RBIs.

The Guardians acquired backstop Sandy Leon from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for cash after his injury designation, which was effective as of Sunday, pushed them to do so.

Leon, 33, was a non-roster invitee this spring after playing 25 games for Cleveland in 2020. 212 hitters with 500 games for the Miami Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland, and Washington Nationals, and 31 home runs and 141 RBIs.

Before the Twins visited Cleveland on Tuesday for a day-night doubleheader, Cleveland made additional roster changes.

As their 27th player for the doubleheader, the Guardians called up right-hander Anthony Castro from Triple-A Columbus and signed left-hander Konnor Pilkington. Ian Gibaut, a right-hander, has been assigned.