{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Betancourt leaves with dizziness vs. Rangers

Betancourt leaves with dizziness vs. Rangers

|
KANSAS CITY -- Yuniesky Betancourt was taken out of the lineup in the fifth inning Tuesday night due to mild dizziness after a collision at home plate with Rangers catcher Matt Treanor.

While attempting to score in the third inning off Jason Kendall's sacrifice fly to left field, Betancourt collided with Treanor who lost the ball. Betancourt was ruled safe as he reached out and touched home plate. Visibly shaken up by the collision, Betancourt was attended to by trainer Nick Kenney.

"[Betancourt] slammed his head during the play at the plate and it kind of shook him at first," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "He went in the dugout and an inning later he started getting dizzy and started getting a headache so we took him out of the game. Right now, he just has a headache and is a little dizzy."

Betancourt played through the fifth inning, committing an error on an Elvis Andrus slow roller, but also making a leaping grab to steal a base hit from Ian Kinsler. In the sixth, Mike Aviles shifted from second to shortstop, and Chris Getz came in at second.

Yost said initially, Betancourt seemed fine, but as the game continued, he began to feel dizzy.

"He came in recovered, felt fine -- didn't have any headache or any ringing in his ears, wasn't dizzy," Yost said. "But when he came in off the field two innings later he started experiencing some dizziness."

-- Samuel Zuba

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español