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Huff struck in head by A-Rod liner; C-T scan negative

By Sheldon Published: May 29, 2010

NEW YORK -- With runners on first and second and one out in the third inning, Alex Rodriguez lined a pitch back toward the mound, striking starter David Huff near the left ear.

Huff fell to the ground and remained motionless while the play continued. Rodriguez's drive bounced into right field, as Nick Swisher scored from second and Mark Teixeira advanced to third. Rodriguez pulled into second with a double.

Meanwhile, Huff was soon surrounded by head trainer Lonnie Soloff, manager Manny Acta, pitching coach Tim Belcher, the other eight Tribe players who were in the field and paramedics, who began to examine Huff.

The Yankees cleared the field except for Rodriguez who knelt down behind and to the right of the mound with his head resting on his arm, which was braced by his knee.

Huff was removed from the field on an electric cart and taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital. Huff never lost consciousness, and a preliminary examination revealed he had no memory loss, a d a C-T scan was negative. However, Huff was kept at the hospital for at least several hours for observation.

Here is story and video of the play.

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