The Dodgers faced this problem years ago when Mike Piazza was their superstar position player. As far as I recall, they never seriously considered moving him to another position. I have read that Minnesota is considering moving Joe Mauer away from the plate specifically to avoid injuries such as this. Washington was proactive and moved 1st round pick Bryce Harper to the outfield before he even started catching on the professional level.
|Dave Parker donned a facemask after breaking his cheekbone in '78 collision with John Stearns|
|Scioscia was a Dodger from 1980-92|