Treanor says he's better following collision

Treanor says he's better following collision

Treanor says he's better following collision
CLEVELAND -- Catcher Matt Treanor, who suffered a concussion in a jarring collision on Saturday night, was back in the Royals' clubhouse on Sunday.

Treanor was moving a bit gingerly, but was smiling and eating a hearty breakfast.

"I'm going to avoid the press today," he said, "but I'm much better."

Treanor was banged by the Indians' Matt LaPorta as he took left fielder Alex Gordon's throw and applied the tag for a double play. LaPorta was trying to score in the sixth inning after Gordon caught Michael Brantley's fly ball.

Although Treanor was knocked out for a few moments, he held the ball. He left the game and was taken to a hospital for an examination.

"He was pretty out of it last night," manager Ned Yost said. "There were reports floating around that last night before he went to the hospital, he took a shower and was putting deodorant in his hair. He thought it was hair spray. Those are just reports, though, they haven't been confirmed."

Treanor was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list, recently enacted by Major League Baseball.

This is the second serious concussion issue the Royals have had in the last two seasons. Second baseman Chris Getz suffered a concussion when struck by a thrown ball while stealing a base last Sept. 12 in Chicago and missed the rest of the season.

Catcher Manny Pina, called up from Double-A Northwest Arkansas to take his roster spot, arrived at game time on Sunday.