After getting hit by Justin Upton’s helmet on Saturday, San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso wasn’t taking any chances.
Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso had to be tested for a concussion on Saturday after being hit on the head by Justin Upton’s helmet when Upton threw it in frustration.
On Sunday, Alonso decided to play it safe and wear full catcher’s gear in the dugout, just in case.
Thankfully, Alonso tested negative for a concussion and he seemed to have forgiven Upton by the time he spoke to reporters on Saturday night.
“I was just watching the game and felt something just hit me right across the head,” Alonso said, according to MLB.com. “But it’s part of the game. Guys get upset. I’m fine. Luckily, everything checked out well. We’re going to move on.”
The two hugged it out on Sunday, too.
- Dan Gartland