Twins outfielder Wilkin Ramirez received a scare Tuesday, April 16, but he is expected to be fine. Ramirez had just singled to start a two-out rally against the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning when he took an errant pickoff throw from Jerome Williams off his upper back. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Ramirez "got hit right in the spine ... and it tingled right through his brain." Gardenhire termed the injury a "stinger." Ramirez said the throw "hit close to my neck" and said he had a headache, but team doctors had ruled out a possible concussion. "I'll be fine," Ramirez said. "I came in here and felt kind of weird, but it's nothing to worry about."
Wilkin Ramirez OK after scare
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Apr 17