Zelous Wheeler runs into dugout to make catch, has it overturned

Career minor leaguer Zelous Wheeler made his major league debut for the Yankees on Thursday, and smashed his first big league homer. On Friday, Wheeler came in during the eighth inning of the Yankees-Twins game to play third base, and got a chance to grab a pop-up hit by Sam Fuld in the ninth inning. Then, this happened.

Wheeler made the catch, with his momentum sending him down the stairs, into the Yankees dugout, and up the tunnel to the clubhouse. However, his catch was overturned because Wheeler caught the ball while his feet weren’t in play, rendering it a dead ball.

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