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Friday, July 10, 2020

Umpire Jeff Nelson replaced for remainder of ALCS due to concussion

Jeff Nelson umpire

Umpire Jeff Nelson, who suffered a concussion during Game 3 of the ALCS, will not work the series any further.

Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that Nelson will be replaced as crew chief by veteran umpire Mike Everitt for the remainder of the series.

Nelson was calling balls and strikes in Game 3 when he took a foul ball off the mask in the fourth inning. Nelson finished calling the half inning, but left the game afterwards and was later diagnosed with a concussion. He was replaced behind the plate by Kerwin Danley as the crew went without a left field umpire for the remainder of the game. That won’t be an issue going forward, obviously, even though Nelson won’t work any more games in the series.

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