Grichuk required dental work after taking foul ball to face
During a ninth-inning at-bat against Orioles reliever Dillon Tate, Grichuk fouled a 93-mph sinker off his face.
Grichuk immediately fell to the ground and was attended to by training staff before exiting the game.
The 27-year-old was taken to a local hospital for a CT scan after passing concussion protocol, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said on Thursday, according to MLB.com's Zachary Silver.
Grichuk told reporters on Friday that he suffered no major damage, but a couple of his teeth were bent and required dental work, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
He asked Montoyo to play on Friday against the Orioles, but his skipper told him to take the day off, Davidi added.
"Charlie said just take the day. I tried to fight Nikki (Huffman, head trainer) on it a little bit. She said she was scared I might start getting a pretty throbby headache if I ran around today. I just talked to Charlie and I expect to be back in there (Saturday)."
Grichuk has provided some pop to Blue Jays' lineup this season, entering Friday tied for the team lead in home runs with 18.
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