Atlanta Braves infielder Martin Prado was removed from Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets with a severe headache.
Prado started at first base and fouled out in the top of the first inning. Before the bottom half, he was replaced on defense by Adam LaRoche.
Later in the game, the Braves announced that Prado was pulled because of "sudden onset headache." He will return to Atlanta on Wednesday for tests.
A sparkplug for the Braves all season, Prado had complained of headaches and dizziness since leaving Saturday's game against Philadelphia. General manager Frank Wren said Monday that tests, including a CT scan, were negative and Prado was cleared to play. Still, he was held out of the starting lineup until Tuesday night.
Braves manager Bobby Cox waited to find out how Prado fared in pregame warmups before finalizing his lineup.
Prado began the night batting .310 with eight homers, 37 RBIs and 24 doubles. He has started at first, second and third this season.
LaRoche homered his first time up, in the third inning.