2 D-backs hit in head by pitch, 1 hospitalized

Posted at 11:04 AM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 19:20:24-04

Just one day after one of his teammates was taken to the hospital after being hit in the head with a pitch, another Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher drilled a pair of Arizona Diamondbacks players in the head, leading to an ejection.

Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero was ejected in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game in Pittsburgh after hitting D-backs second baseman Jean Segura in the seventh and shortstop Nick Ahmed in the eighth. Segura was sent to the hospital for tests after showing signs of a concussion.

The Pirates have led Major League Baseball in most batters hit by pitches in each of the last three seasons.

Caminero has struggled all season, walking 13 and hitting three in just 17 1/3 innings of work.

"Guys need to keep the ball down and away from the head area," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "If a guy can't do it then he has no business being up here in the major leagues."

The Pirates beat the D-backs 12-1 in the first game of a three-game series in Pittsburgh.

On Wednesday, Segura told Steve Gilbert at that he did not suffer a concussion, and Caminero texted Segura to let him know that the pitch was not intentional.

Gilbert also tweeted this photo of Ahmed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.