Hellickson Sent to Hospital After Hit in Head by Ball

By: Chris Dommermuth

Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson has been taken to a Detroit hospital, as a precautionary, after being struck in the head by a baseball during batting practice Wednesday. According to manager Joe Maddon, Hellickson was not bleeding nor did he lose consciousness.

“A ball got him during (batting practice) in the side of the head. That’s all I got right now.” -Joe Maddon.

After Hellickson was hit, players were seen waving over trainers. Minutes after that, first baseman Carlos Pena was seen gesturing toward his forehead above his right eye.

Hellickson was throwing a bullpen session while the Tigers were taking batting practice. Tigers players were yelling heads-up, but Hellickson didn’t notice until it was too late.

We will give you more details as they come out, for now Hellickson is scheduled to pitch against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

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