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Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ struck in head by line drive

May 7, 2013 at 9:09 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 7 (UPI) -- Toronto Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ Tuesday was hit in the head by a line drive and removed from the field on a stretcher during a game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Happ went down clutching his head after being hit by a scalding shot off the bat of the Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings in the second inning of the contest at Tropicana Field.

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Blood was visible on the pitcher's head as trainers, medical personnel, coaches and teammates gathered around the pitching mound.

The left-hander was placed on a stretcher and wheeled off after several minutes.

He was conscious and talking and gave a wave to the crowd as he was being transported off the diamond.

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