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Yu Darvish struck in head by batting practice ball

Jul 8, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

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From Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News

On Tuesday, RHP Yu Darvish was hit in the head by a line drive while throwing in the outfield. Darvish was doing some flat ground work when Leonys Martin hit a ball in batting practice that tipped off Derek Holland’s glove and glanced off Darvish’s head.

Darvish was cleared of a major injury by Rangers team physician Keith Meister and the right-hander even tweeted that he felt completely fine. Darvish, who owns a stellar 2.63 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 109 1/3 innings this season, is expected to make his start Wednesday against the Astros.

  1. renaado - Jul 8, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Glad it wasn’t serious…

  2. cbking05 - Jul 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Batting Practice!…really we talkin’ ’bout practice!

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