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Jeremy Hellickson Injury: Rays Pitcher 'OK' After Trip To Hospital

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was taken to the hospital after being struck in the head with a baseball by a Detroit Tigers home run during batting practice prior to Wednesday afternoon's game between the two teams. Hellickson underwent a batter of tests at the hospital, and according to the Rays Hellickson is okay.

The Rays say Hellickson is okay after undergoing a battery of tests and will have some follow-up tests on Thursday.

Manager Joe Maddon said Hellickson was not bleeding and did not lose consciousness and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Hellickson was hit just above his left eye with the home run and reportedly "went down" according to some Tigers players, but did not lose consciousness.

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