May 5, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Sam Fuld (1) steals third base during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Fuld to go on Twins’ concussion list


In a world where baseball fans talk about Yasiel Puig and Bryce Harper going all out and putting their bodies on the line, one utility player flies under the radar as a guy who sacrifices his body for the game. This time, it cost him.

Minnesota Twins outfielder Sam Fuld, commonly called “Superman” since his days in Tampa Bay, is going onto the concussion list says Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The 32-year old reported to the ballpark, complaining of a “massive headache.” Fuld made a “Superman” style grab on Friday night and was very slow to get up, but he has been in the lineup since then with no issues until Wednesday night.

The play that Fuld made on Friday was against Baltimore and Manny Machado, here. You can hear the announcers mention a concussion suffered by Aaron Hicks in the same spot.

On Wednesday, Fuld fell after making a few plays in center and came to the ballpark Thursday and was immediately tested for a concussion. The decision was made around noon eastern time, according to Berardino, to place Fuld on the 7-day concussion list.

Eduardo Escobar will make his first start in center field on Thursday against the Indians and Eduardo Nunez is being called up to take Fuld’s place on the roster.

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