Los Angeles Angels catcher Kurt Suzuki (38) is forced to leave the game in the third inning due to neck contusion. He was struck with warmup pitch.

Los Angeles Angels Catcher Kurt Suzuki Left Saturday night's match against the Toronto Blue Jays After being hit with the warmup pitch in third inning, she suffered a severe neck contusion.

The Angels announced that Suzuki is awake and under further testing during the seventh innings.

Suzuki was pitching from the starter, while the Blue Jays were leading, 1-0. Michael Lorenzen Before the third inning ended, one bounced and appeared as Suzuki in the neck.

The team's training staff led the veteran, 38-year-old, off the field. Manager Joe Maddon walked alongside them. As he was about to descend on the stairs leading to the dugout, the team training staff helped him into the dugout where he took off his mask.

Catcher Max Stassi Lorenzen replaced Suzuki and worked a 1-2-3 innings on five pitches. Stassi struck out his first at-bat against a Toronto starter. Yusei Kikuchi.

Suzuki was in his second season with Angels. He entered the game with a.191 bat average, one hit and four RBIs. His fifth MLB team is the Angels. Before Saturday, he was 0-1.

Suzuki has also played in the Oakland Athletics, Washington Nationals, Minnesota Twins Atlanta Braves. He spent two seasons in Oakland and Washington.

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