BOSTON -- Orioles second baseman Robert Andino was slated to have a CT scan on his head following Friday night's 4-2 win over the Red Sox after he was hit in the back of his helmet with two outs in the top of the ninth inning.
Andino, who went 2-for-2 with a walk in his previous plate appearances, was plunked by a 94-mph fastball from Mark Melancon. Andinoc took a few steps toward Melancon on the mound with head athletic trainer Richie Bancells rushing out from the dugout despite Andino waving him off.
Manager Buck Showalter also came out to help diffuse the situation, and after Andino reached first base and conferred with the two men for a few minutes, he was removed for pinch-runner Omar Quintanilla. Andino was alert and awake the entire time and walked off the field without assistance.
Following Andino's exit, home-plate umpire Mark Wegner issued warnings to both clubs.
Andino, who was in the Orioles' clubhouse but not made available to reporters, is hitting .213 with seven homers and 26 RBIs.