Umpire Baker leaves Blue Jays-Red Sox game after multiple fouls Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) is thrown out by home plate umpire Jordan
Baker during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Boston.
TORONTO Plate umpire Jordan Baker left Saturday’s Boston Red Sox-Toronto Blue Jays game after eight innings and joined Major League Baseball’s concussion protocol.
Baker, 41, a member of the MLB staff since 2014, will miss at least Sunday’s series finale, according to the commissioner’s office. Baker needed the attention of Toronto’s athletic trainer when Justin Turner was hit in the left shoulder in the fourth inning.
Baker left the field between the top and bottom of the inning to receive extra treatment.
“You hate to see an umpire get hurt like that,” Blue Jays manager John Schneider said. “Jordan was abused today.” The game was delayed after eight innings when second base umpire Brennan Miller switched gears to handle the plate. The match continued with three referees.
A Blue Jays representative said Baker’s status for Sunday’s series finale is unknown.