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MLB umpire O'Nora recovering from intestinal tear

Monday - 4/29/2013, 7:29pm  ET

FILE - In this April 7, 2013, file photo, home plate umpire Brian O'Nora makes a call during the third inning of a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees in Detroit. O'Nora is recovering from an intestinal tear that forced him to make a sudden exit at a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets on Friday, April 26. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

BEN WALKER
AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Umpire Brian O'Nora is recovering from an intestinal tear that forced him to make a sudden exit at a game last week.

Major League Baseball said Monday that there is no timetable yet for his return.

The 50-year-old O'Nora was feeling ill before Friday night's game in New York between Philadelphia and Mets. He was the plate umpire and quickly left the field during the bottom of the first inning, hurrying through the Mets' dugout. The game was delayed 9 minutes and resumed with three umpires.

O'Nora left Citi Field and went to a hospital to be examined.

O'Nora umpired in the World Series last year. He worked his first major league game in 1992 and has been on the big league staff since 1999.


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