Yankees' Gonzalez struck on helmet, exits game

by Daryn Albert - Yankees first baseman Marwin Gonzalez was standing in the batter's box when he was hit on the head by a throw back to the pitcher during Saturday's game against Milwaukee.

New York Yankees' Marwin Gonzalez exits after catcher's throw hits him on head 8:37 PM ET Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- New York Yankees first baseman Marwin Gonzalez left Saturday's game with the Milwaukee Brewers after getting hit on the head by a throw from catcher Victor Caratini while standing in the batter's box. Caratini had just received a pitch from Brandon Woodruff and was attempting to get the ball back to the pitcher, but the catcher's throw instead struck the left-handed-hitting Gonzalez on the left side of his helmet. Editor's Picks Gonzalez was examined byan athletic trainer for a few minutes before getting removed from the game. Caratini reacted apologetically as soon as his throw hit Gonzalez. This marked the second straight night that Gonzalez had to leave a game early. He was removed from the Yankees' 7-6 loss to the Brewers on Friday due to an illness.