David Ortiz’s back swing got Alex Avila in the head, because Alex Avila. Avila was visibly shaken up from the blow to the head, causing trainer Kevin Rand and skipper Brad Ausmus to rush to his aid. Behind Rand’s real training, Big Papi administered his own stupid concussion test [via The Score]:
Avila did not pass
Papi’s Rand’s test, as he was replaced by Brayan Holaday. It was reported soon thereafter that Avila suffered a mild concussion. Avila suffered a concussion in August of last season when a foul tip caught his mask. Let’s hope Avila will get well soon.