Rhymes collapses on fieldPasses out after trot to first base
By QMI Agency
|Rays second baseman Will Rhymes collapses during a game against the Red Sox at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., May 16, 2012. (YouTube)
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Will Rhymes made it all the way to first base before he started feeling woozy.
Shortly after being hit by a pitch from Boston Red Sox reliever Franklin Morales, Rhymes took his base before passing out on the field.
"I got to first and started getting real dizzy and nauseous," Rhymes told reporters. "My lights went out."
Rhymes regained consciousness before he was carted away in the bottom of the eighth inning in Wednesday's game at Tropicana Field.
Rays manager Joe Maddon and a team staff member came out of the dugout to check on Rhymes after the hit by pitch, which struck his right forearm.
"I was totally good until I got to first," Rhymes said. "I assured Joe I was fine. I was good to run."
After reaching first, Rhymes indicated to first-base coach George Hendrick that he wasn't feeling well before slowly starting to collapse. Hendrick was able to reach Rhymes in time to ease his fall.
Rhymes' X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a contusion in his right arm.