In the seventh inning, the Padres’ Hector Sanchez swung and missed on a pitch, and the backswing hit Wolters on the side of the head. Wolters, who remained in the game briefly before leaving, was put on baseball’s concussion protocol and will miss a minimum of seven games, reports Nick Groke of The Denver Post.
The likely option is to promote Hanigan, who was signed to a minor league contract late in spring training for just such an emergency. The 36-year-old Hanigan, who spent the past two seasons with the Red Sox, is hitting .282 at Triple-A Albuquerque. Hanigan was in spring training with the Phillies before being released.
MLB.com's Thomas Harding notes that another possibility at Albuquerque is Anthony Bemboom, a Triple-A phase Rule 5 Draft pick who is hitting .244.
-- Doug Mittler