LOS ANGELES -- Umpire Kerwin Danley was released from a Los Angeles
hospital early Sunday morning, hours after he took a
Brad Penny fastball to the jaw.
Danley, a Los Angeles native, was resting comfortably
at home, crew chief Greg Gibson said Sunday. Danley
did not umpire Sunday afternoon's finale of the
Dodgers-Rockies series, Minor League umpire Mike
Muchlinski was summoned from the Pacific Coast League
and worked first base.
Gibson thanked the Dodgers medical staff for attending
to Danley Saturday night. The injury caused the game
to be delayed for several minutes as Danley was taken
off the field.
Inside the Dodger locker room before the game, catcher
Russell Martin and Penny said they were relieved to
learn that Danley wouldn't require any further
John Klima is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.