Holman, hit by liner to face, may return in 2 weeks AMERICAN LEAGUE

August 10, 1993|By McClatchey News Service

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brad Holman will be going home today -- by land, not by air.

Felled by a line drive to the face on Sunday in Texas, the Seattle Mariners rookie has a bruised sinus cavity -- not a broken one -- and could rejoin the team within two weeks.

The only bad news yesterday, after a series of tests, was that for the next 10 to 14 days, Holman can't work out and can't fly. So today, when he is released from a hospital in Arlington, Texas, his wife will pick him up and drive them to their home in Wichita, Kan.

"He never lost consciousness," trainer Rick Griffin said. "He was joking in the emergency room with the doctors and nurses, and he's in good spirits today."

Holman was hit in the seventh inning with a line drive off the bat of Mario Diaz. Players and fans watched in horror as the ball ricocheted off the pitcher's head and landed in the Rangers' dugout.

He remained on the ground for several minutes and then was carried off the field on a stretcher.

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