Twins' skipper hit in head by thrown ball

Sept. 25, 2010 at 9:00 PM

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.

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