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Milwaukee Brewers’ Catcher Rene Garcia taken to hospital following collision at home

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One of the Brewers’ expected Triple-A catchers suffers possible knee, neck and head injuries after a collision in the 9th inning of Saturday’s spring finale.

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The Milwaukee Brewers won their spring finale on Saturday afternoon, but it may have come at a price.

Minor league catcher Rene Garcia, with the team for this weekend’s exhibition games against the Chicago White Sox at Miller Park, was potentially seriously injured during a collision at home plate during the 9th inning of Saturday’s game.

The collision happened on a sacrifice fly that tied the game at 4. Domingo Santana’s throw home was a little late and a little up the line, causing Garcia to be put in an awkward situation. As he tried to reach back to make a tag on Nicky Delmonico, Garcia’s leg got caught underneath Delmonico while he bent backwards (you can see a photo of the play above).

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Garcia remained on the ground for several minutes as the medical team examined him, eventually bringing a cart onto the field, putting a neck brace on him, and strapping him onto a board.

After the game, manager Craig Counsell said Garcia was taken to the hospital.

Obviously a scary situation, and one you never want to see, let alone in the last spring game of the year. Stay tuned for updates on his condition.

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