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Rockies' Cave carted off after taking line drive to head during BP

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Colorado Rockies outfielder Jake Cave was carted off the field after being struck in the side of the head by a line drive during batting practice before Friday's game at Coors Field, according to The Denver Post's Patrick Saunders.

The 31-year-old was down for around 10 minutes, and trainers were seen applying pressure to his head, according to Rockies TV host and field reporter Kelsey Wingert-Linch.

The Rockies announced Cave suffered a minor cut to his forehead.

Cave said after Friday's 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates that he received four stitches but felt good and had no symptoms of a concussion after being looked at by doctors.

Cave was supposed to start in right field but was scratched from the lineup following the accident.

The Rockies purchased the seven-year MLB veteran from the Philadelphia Phillies in March. He's hitting .238/.302/.305 with three doubles and seven RBIs in 51 games.

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