Cameron exits finale with concussion
Brewers center fielder Mike Cameron’s season ended four innings early on Sunday after he suffered what a club official called a minor concussion on a dive in the sixth inning of the season finale.
Cameron dove to rob the Cardinals’ Colby Rasmus of a hit and then struck out swinging in the top of the seventh inning before Corey Patterson replaced him in center field.
“I think I hit my head when I slammed into the ground,” Cameron said. “It’s just weird, a weird feeling. I caught the ball, though. I’ve done it a few times. I’m doing OK though. I’ll be fine.”
Cameron said he has suffered several concussions during his career. He also suffered facial fractures in a scary collision with then-Mets teammate Carlos Beltran in 2005.
A free agent this offseason, Cameron finished the year with a .250 batting average, 24 home runs and 70 RBIs. It’s his fourth straight season and eighth overall with at least 20 homers, and on Sept. 1 he scored the 1,000th run of his career. With 265 home runs and 296 stolen bases, Cameron became the 20th member of the 250/250 club.