ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Astros catcher Carlos Corporan was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list Tuesday, a day after being struck in the head by a foul tip.
Corporan was headed back to Houston, where he was slated to see a specialist Wednesday.
"It's unfortunate for Corporan, and we're very concerned about his well-being," manager Bo Porter said before Tuesday night's game against Texas. "Whenever you start to talk concussion and slow to respond, it's something that we all take serious."
A foul tip struck Corporan's mask near the end of the third inning of a 16-5 loss Monday night, when the Rangers' 11 runs accounted for the highest-scoring inning in the majors this season. He was replaced behind the plate to start the fourth.
"A little bit dizzy and lightheaded just like I got hit in the head," Corporan said Tuesday, describing how he felt. "I thought I was fine after the game (Monday) night. I didn't feel that bad, but today I kind of feel it. I'm glad they made that decision."
Porter said trainer Nate Lucero was adamant between innings after talking to Corporan that there was a problem. Corporan said he "didn't pass the tests" after coming off the field.
"That's why we got him out of the game so quickly, there wasn't even a second thought," Porter said.
Corporan said he knows he couldn't handle another shot in the head right now, and that one might have a severe consequence.