Giants’ Thairo Estrada exits game after getting drilled by pitch in helmet

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SAN FRANCISCO — Giants shortstop Thairo Estrada near Saturday night’s crippled against the Chicago Cubs aft being deed by a transportation successful the helmet successful the 5th inning of San Francisco’s 5-4 win.

Cubs reliever Mark Leiter Jr., recalled earlier Saturday from Triple-A Iowa, deed Estrada with an 84 mph changeup, sending him to the crushed immediately. Estrada was connected his backmost and spoke to grooming staff, yet getting helped to his feet and backmost to the clubhouse.

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Giants trainers assistance   Thairo Estrada up   aft  helium  was deed  successful  the helmet by a transportation   from  the Cubs' Mark Leiter.Giants trainers assistance Thairo Estrada up aft helium was deed successful the helmet by a transportation from the Cubs’ Mark Leiter.AP

“He’s inactive a small dizzy,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said aft the game. “Some unit connected his near side. So he’s having concussion-like symptoms. We haven’t yet taken that measurement to diagnose him with a concussion but bully accidental that’s wherever we’ll beryllium and we’ll fig retired what to bash from a roster position successful the adjacent fewer hours oregon time morning.”

Jason Vosler pinch-ran for Estrada, who played for the Yankees successful the 2019 and 2020 seasons, and took implicit astatine shortstop. Leiter remained successful the crippled for Chicago.

“We didn’t person immoderate denotation that helium did suffer consciousness, though his eyeballs weren’t great,” Kapler noted. “He was beauteous stunned.”

Estrada, 26, is batting .262 with 9 location runs and 41 RBI this season.