Cubs’ Hoerner collides with referee and leaves game


SAN DIEGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner came out of Wednesday’s series finale against the Padres with a sore right ankle one inning after colliding with second base umpire Dan Iassogna in the field central.

Hoerner was on the ground in pain after the first-run collision and was treated by a trainer. He stayed, hit in the second inning and was struck out. Hoerner was replaced in the bottom half of the inning by Ildemaro Vargas.

Hoerner was running to take Jason Heyward’s pitch after Jurickson Profar hit a flyball over the center fielder’s head for a triple.

Iassogna seemed fine and stayed in the game.


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