CHICAGO – Houston Astros center fielder Jake Meyers left Game 4 of the American League Division Series on Tuesday with an apparent left shoulder injury after attempting to make a jump catch against the outfield wall in the second entry.
Meyers was trying to catch a connection to the center from Chicago White Sox designated hitter Gavin Sheets, who bounced off the top of the wall and left for a home run that gave Chicago a 1-0 lead.
Meyers apparently slammed his left shoulder against the wall and then lay in the warning zone for a few minutes. After being helped up, Meyers played catch for a few moments while manager Dusty Baker and the training staff watched.
After a brief conversation that included shortstop Carlos Correra, Meyers exited the game.
“He wanted to stay in the game, but we don’t know anything about his condition yet,” Baker told Fox Sports during an in-game interview. “[Meyers] said he couldn’t pitch. And he said that every time he tried to pitch at 50% or more, [su hombro] I felt like it was going to get out. So at that point we had to take it out of the game. I just hope, because this young man has meant a lot to our baseball club … We hope he is well. “
Chas McCormick took over in Houston’s center field.