MLB Concussion Update

The number of official concussions in Major League Baseball has doubled in one day; as two players are diagnosed with one.  Brian Roberts of the Baltimore Orioles and Chris Dickerson of the New York Yankees join Erick Almonte on the list.

Roberts is having headaches and it is unknown at this time what is the origin of them, however they are classifying his injury as concussion like symptoms and placing him on the 7-day DL.

Dickerson took a fastball to the helmet that shattered his bill and required him to visit the hospital.  Manager Joe Girardi indicated that he likely sustained a concussion, since has been corroborated via @Ledger_Yankees;

Dickerson has a concussion. He’s in good spirits. Still has mark on the side of his face, cut from broken edge of helmet pinching down.

This brings the season total to three.  As more hit the wires feel free to send us a note.

Almonte on 7-day DL

The Brewers have announced Erick Almonte has been put on the new 7-day disabled list with a concussion.  Almonte is the first Major League player to be placed on the DL specifically set up for concussions.  The Associated Press article states that he was hit with a thrown ball during batting practice.  Almonte complained of dizziness and had a welt above the eye.  This will be something to keep track of over the next several days.