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Marisnick exits with concussion-like symptoms

Hinch said the outfielder is expected to be evaluated Monday
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ST. PETERSBURG -- The Astros got a scare in the first inning of Sunday's 6-4 win over the Rays after Jake Marisnick made a great catch on the warning track and crashed into the center-field wall.

Marisnick was able to laugh it off at the time, but he was removed from the game in the third inning as a precaution due to concussion-like symptoms, according to the team. He hit the wall at full speed while making a catch on a line drive off the bat of Logan Morrison.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- The Astros got a scare in the first inning of Sunday's 6-4 win over the Rays after Jake Marisnick made a great catch on the warning track and crashed into the center-field wall.

Marisnick was able to laugh it off at the time, but he was removed from the game in the third inning as a precaution due to concussion-like symptoms, according to the team. He hit the wall at full speed while making a catch on a line drive off the bat of Logan Morrison.

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After getting off a throw to get the ball back into the infield, Marisnick crumpled onto the warning track of Tropicana Field and stayed with his face buried in his hands until team trainers arrived.

Marisnick stayed in the game for his next at-bat in the second inning, but struck out with the bases loaded against Rays starter Matt Andriese.

"We went out there and he said he felt fine and just had the wind knocked out of him, and then over the course of the next inning or so, he got a little nauseous in the dugout," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "That caused some concern of concussion-like symptoms, so we pulled him out as a precaution."

Marisnick was replaced by Marwin Gonzalez in the next inning. Houston was already short-handed in the outfield because of an injury to George Springer, who is day to day with left hamstring discomfort.

Hinch said that Marisnick would be evaluated on Monday before a decision regarding the 7-day concussion disabled list would be made.

"We're optimistic that everything's going to be fine," Hinch said. "Luckily, we'll have an off-day to assess all this."

Scott Butherus is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Astros on Sunday.

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