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Red Sox outfielder collides with teammate and suffers gash across forehead

Boston left fielder Tyler O’Neill left the game and received eight stitches.
Image: Ceddanne Rafaela
Rafael Devers
Tyler O’Neil
Rafael Devers, center, collides with Boston Red Sox teammate Tyler O'Neil after he made the catch on a popout by the Cleveland Guardians' Estevan Florial in the seventh inning Monday in Boston. Michael Dwyer / AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

BOSTON — Boston left fielder Tyler O’Neill had to leave the game against the Cleveland Guardians on Monday in the eighth inning after colliding with third baseman Rafael Devers when the two were chasing a shallow pop-up.

Devers made the catch as O’Neill collided with him. The pair went to the ground. O’Neill held his face as he sat up and Devers was face down as a trainer and Red Sox manager Alex Cora raced onto the field.

Cora called for a towel that O’Neill held to his face as he walked off. Devers walked off not appearing to be injured. He stayed in the game.

“He has a big gash here,” Cora said while pointing at his forehead, talking about O’Neill after Boston’s 6-0 loss. “He got eight stitches. He’s going through the concussion protocol, hopefully everything’s fine.”

Cora said Devers told him he feels fine, but would go through concussion protocol.

David Hamilton came in to play shortstop, with Ceddanne Rafaela moving to center and Jarren Duran moving from center to left.