Cincinnati, OH – Umpire Jerry Layne will miss the remainder of the weekend series between the Minnesota Twins and Cincinnati Reds after being struck in the side of the head with the barrel of a broken bat during Friday's game.
Layne was behind the plate when Cincinnati's Devin Mesoraco grounded out for the second out of the fourth inning. Mesoraco's bat splintered and the barrel struck Layne on the left side of his head.
After remaining on the ground for several minutes, Layne left the field under his own power. He was taken to a Cincinnati hospital for tests, which director of Major League Baseball umpires Randy Marsh said were normal.
Mark Lollo will take Layne's place on the crew for the remainder of the series.