Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey appears to have avoided a serious injury Wednesday afternoon after taking a line drive to the head during batting practice.
From The Associated Press:
Dickey returned to the Blue Jays clubhouse and was not injured, club spokesman Mal Romanin said.
The 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner was loosening up in left field and facing away from the plate when hit on the side of the head, according to several witnesses.
Dickey's knuckleball was dancing Tuesday night inside the dome at Tropicana Field, stifling Tampa Bay bats with seven innings of two-hit ball and six strikeouts. It was Dickey's fourth quality start over his last five outings.
The Blue Jays and Rays do battle Wednesday in the second of a three-game set.