Updates regarding McLouth and Lipka
Before getting this afternoon’s series finale against the D-backs started, here are a few updates from the clubhouse and the Draft.
Nate McLouth said he still had a pretty painful headache this morning. The Braves will test him later today to determine whether he suffered a concussion when he hit his head after colliding with Jason Heyward during last night’s eighth inning.
Heyward appeared to suffer a bruised right shin when he clipped McLouth and caused him to flip over and land hard on the outfield grass. Before taking the field for batting practice this morning, the 20-year-old right fielder was wearing a bandage on his right shin.
Matt Lipka has agreed to an $800,000 signing bonus and will report to the Braves Spring Training complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Monday. Lipka, an athletic shortstop out of suburban Dallas’ McKinney High School, was the first player (35th overall selection) taken by the Braves in this year’s Draft.
The Braves have also signed their seventh-round selection Matt Suschak. The right-handed pitcher out of the University of Toledo will report to the club’s Rookie Level club in Danville on Monday.