Twins catcher Ryan Doumit was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms Wednesday night following Minnesota's 5-2 loss in Kansas City to the Royals and will be evaluated Thursday to get a better sense of the extent of his head injury.
According to a report Thursday from Phil Miller of the Star Tribune, the 32-year-old catcher left the game after the fourth inning and described feeling “mentally in a fog." In his place, the 49-62 Twins have informed Josh Willingham that he needs to be in Chicago for Friday afternoon's game against the White Sox. Doumit, meanwhile, will be considered for the 7-day disabled list once he is evaluated on Thursday.
Twins Assistant General Manager Rob Antony said it's a "high probability" that Doumit is headed to the DL:
"I would say it’s high probability he’s going on the DL. The way the rules have changed for [the players’] own protection, it’s probably the best and safest route. … I know he doesn’t ever like to miss a game, but that’s probably what we’ll end up having to do."CORCORAN: David Ortiz still flummoxed by his positive drug test from 2003