Tigers’ Al Alburquerque gets carted off field

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Detroit reliever Al Alburquerque was hit by a flyball in the outfield during batting practice Friday and was “writhing in pain” afterwards, according to Tom Gage of the Detroit News.

The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec describes Alburquerque as going “down head-first” with his feet flailing.

As the cart was quickly brought on the the field, Alburqueque was able to stand up with assistance.  Still, according to Gage, he was in obvious pain and the players around him seemed shaken.

Alburquerque, a 25-year-old rookie, has been one of the Tigers’ best relievers this season, amassing a 2.19 ERA and striking out 57 in 37 innings.

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Update: Zrebiec reports that Alburquerque is being taken to a local hospital for a CT scan.

Update II: Alburquerque was diagnosed with a concussion and will remain hospitalized overnight for observation.

Brewers-Pirates game postponed

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Update: The makeup date has been scheduled for Saturday, July 14 as part of a traditional doubleheader, the Pirates announced.

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Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.

The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in fourth place.