UPDATE: Velez struck in dugout with liner, taken to hospital

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SUNDAY:  The Giants’ official Twitter feed brings us good news.  Velez never lost consciousness Saturday and his CT scan came back negative.  He spent the night in the hospital, but mostly for precautionary purposes.

SATURDAY, 10:42 PM:  Scary scene tonight at Arizona’s Chase Field.

Giants utilityman Eugenio Velez had to be carried out of the stadium on a stretcher after being struck in the dugout by a Pat Burrell foul ball.  It appeared to hit him in the head, but the Giants have not confirmed where exactly he has struck.  What we do know is that it looked ugly, and that the 28-year-old Velez laid on the ground for over a minute while his concerned teammates gathered around.

Velez was taken to a local hospital and most likely suffered a concussion, if not something worse.  He has hit .196/.275/.370 this season with two home runs, eight RBI and seven runs scored in 46 at-bats.

Indians unveil red alternate jersey, Wahoo-free caps

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The Cleveland Indians unveiled a new alternate home jersey today. It’s a red top with a script “Indians” on the front. It’ll be worn for occasional home games next year. It’ll be the first time the Indians have worn red jerseys since the 1970s, though these are not throwbacks to those Buddy Bell/Boog Powell-era kits they once wore, as you can see below. 

The Indians also unveiled their other uniforms. They’re basically identical to what they’ve worn in the past, except no Chief Wahoo, who has been phased out of the team’s livery. A block C has replaced Wahoo on the cap, with both the red-bill and the solid blue block C continuing. Jersey patches of Wahoo are gone too, replaced for this year by the guitar-shaped 2019 All-Star Game logo. No word on what they’ll do for a patch beyond that. 

Overall it’s a modest upgrade rather than than the total redesign that they might’ve done given that they had to change caps and stuff anyway, but anything without Wahoo his welcome.

 

Cleveland’s caps as well as its home and road jerseys will feature the guitar-shaped 2019 All-Star Game logo. Cleveland is hosting the 75th event in July.

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