DETROIT, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire had his ear bloodied after being hit by a thrown ball during batting practice Saturday in Detroit.
Gardenhire was standing at first base at Comerica Park before the game when he was struck on the ear by a ball thrown by Twins infielder Alexi Casilla, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
The newspaper said Gardenhire's ear was bleeding and the Twins' skipper was suffering from a headache afterward.
Twins officials indicated he would continue to be monitored by doctors. He remained in the clubhouse to start the game.