Twins’ Ramirez leaves after hit by pick-off throw
Minnesota Twins outfielder Wilkin Ramirez left the game against
the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning after being hit in the
back with a pickoff attempt.
Ramirez picked up his second single of the game with two outs in
the inning and was leading off first base when Angels right-hander
Jerome Williams tried to pick him off. The errant throw appeared to
first hit Ramirez above his shoulder blades before riding up and
striking him in the head.
Ramirez lay on the ground for a minute as team trainers and
manager Ron Gardenhire came to check on him. He was able to get up
and leave under his own power and was replaced by Eduardo
The Twins say Ramirez is day to day with a back contusion.