first_img Todd Frazier: Jake Arrieta went ‘a little overboard’ with dented skull threat Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy suffered a concussion and a broken nose in a scary collision at home plate Sunday with the Astros’ Jake Marisnick.Lucroy confirmed his injuries to ESPN via a text message Monday in which he said otherwise was doing well and expected to be released from the hospital sometime later Monday. Marisnick himself called it “a bad play for me.””First and foremost I hope he’s OK,” Marisnick said. “That was a bad play for me. … It’s terrible. I wish him the best. I hope he’s OK.”Jake Marisnick (@JSMarisnick) very concerned about @Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy (@JLucroy20) who had to go to the hospital after their collision: “First and foremost I hope he’s okay. That was a bad play for me..It’s terrible. I wish him the best. I hope he’s okay.” pic.twitter.com/YsT1jPBmXa— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 7, 2019The 33-year-old Lucroy, who signed a one-year deal in the offseason with the Angels, is slashing .233/.304/.349 with seven home runs this season. Marisnick was trying to score on a fly ball in the eighth inning, and the throw to home plate took Lucroy up the third-base line, where he collided head-to-head with Marisnick.Lucroy went down on his back and was motionless as Marisnick immediately went to check on him. Related Newscenter_img Pirates’ Francisco Cervelli done with catching after latest concussion: ‘I can’t live like this’ Geez Jonathan Lucroy got lit up. Runner called out at the plate, Lucroy taken off on a cart.#LA #angels #laangels pic.twitter.com/ckKu4NrN41— Markus Ingram (@MTIngram) July 7, 2019Lucroy left the game on a cart. The Angels released an update about an hour later saying he was en route to the hospital for a CT scan.MEDICAL UPDATE: Jonathan Lucroy was removed from today’s game after a collision at home plate. He is on his way to a local hospital for a CT scan and will be evaluated for a possible concussion and nose fracture.— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) July 7, 2019Marisnick was called out, which was upheld upon review. The Astros went on to win in 10 innings, 11-10.After the game, Angels manager Brad Ausmus said he wants MLB to consider suspending Marisnick for the head-on collision, which was outlawed by MLB in 2014.”It certainly didn’t look like a clean play,” Ausmus told reporters (via the Southern California News Group). “It looked like Marisnick took a step to the left and bowled him with his arm up. … MLB should probably take a look at it and consider some type of suspension, quite frankly.”last_img read more