Angels' Bobby Wilson was out at the plate: 'I didn’t remember getting hit'
Angels catcher Bobby Wilson says he doesn’t recall anything about the home-plate collision with the Yankees’ Mark Teixeira that knocked him onto the disabled list Friday with a concussion and a strained left ankle.
“I didn’t remember getting hit,” he said. “The last thing I saw was Bobby [Abreu] throwing the ball. After that point, it was just pretty hazy for me.
“And then I just remember after coming off the field, asking the trainers like, ‘What happened? What went on?’ “
Wilson, who was wearing a soft boot on his left ankle Sunday, said he had several tests performed Friday and Saturday, including an MRI, a CT scan and X-rays. None of them showed serious damage.
But because Wilson sustained a concussion on a similar play during a drill early in spring training, the Angels placed him on the disabled list immediately as a precaution.
Wilson hadn’t spoken personally with Teixeira as of early Sunday, but he said he had no hard feelings toward his former Angel teammate.
“I know the kind of person he is. And I know his intent wasn’t to hurt me,” Wilson said. “It’s baseball. Next time it comes around, I’ll tell you I’m not going to back down. I’m not going to shy away from contact just because this happened.
“It’s part of the game and it is what it is.”
-- Kevin Baxter