Now Commenting On:

Green OK after fainting spell


PHOENIX -- Brewers infielder Taylor Green was the subject of ribbing in the clubhouse Saturday after taking a tumble in front of a gaggle of teammates. Green fainted after giving two vials of blood, one to complete his team physical and another as part of Major League Baseball's expanded drug testing program.

"The last thing I heard was, "Take a knee! Take a knee!'" Green said, smiling. "They could see I was going down by the way I was blinking."

He had a nice bump on his forehead and was a little sore on his right side, but otherwise unharmed. Green said it has happened before after getting a shot or giving blood, and a few lockers over, Corey Hart said he'd endured similar episodes.

"Your blood pressure gets high and your pulse goes low and you pass out," Hart said. "I've had it happen to me."

Still, Hart couldn't resist giving Green a hard time for his very public fall. How long might Green have to hear about this?

"The rest of my life, from some of these guys," Green said.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español