Plate umpire Marty Foster hit in mask by foul ball, leaves Blue Jays-Mets game



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NEW YORK — Home plate umpire Marty Foster has removed himself from the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets after being hit in the facemask by a foul ball.

The game at Citi Field on Monday night was delayed for 11 minutes.

Foster was struck squarely on the mask by a ball off the bat of Toronto's Josh Donaldson with one out in the top of the third inning. Foster kept feeling his jaw and moving his mouth while being checked by a Mets trainer for several minutes near home plate.

Foster then remained in the game for two more batters but did not come out for the bottom of the third. Crew chief Mike Winters, who was working at second base, took over at home.

The game continued with three umpires.

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