Damn, Minky might have been better off if he had been run over by a train. No wonder he didn't move for several minutes.
BOSTON -- Yankees first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz will be placed on the 15-day disabled list after being involved in a violent collision at Fenway Park on Saturday.
Mientkiewicz was struck in the head by the left knee of Boston's Mike Lowell in a collision at first base, which came as Lowell was beating out a potential double-play grounder against New York's Scott Proctor.
The baseball trickled away and two runs scored as Mientkiewicz lay motionless on the infield dirt, at which time play was halted. Tests at Massachusetts General Hospital revealed a mild concussion, cervical sprain and a fractured scaphoid bone in Mientkiewicz's right wrist.
The first baseman will be kept overnight for observation and will be replaced on the Yankees' roster before Sunday's game against the Red Sox.
"Right now, that's really all that's on my mind," said Proctor, who was the losing pitcher in New York's 11-6 defeat. "You get a guy, a teammate like that, who's going out there busting his [rear] every day, and lose him. To see him take such a hard hit, we're hoping and praying that he's going to come out OK. He's a gamer, he's a big part of this team, and we want him back."