Orioles minor leaguer Adair OK after batting practice scare (UPDATED)

March 05, 2012|By Eduardo A. Encina | The Baltimore Sun

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Orioles minor leaguer Travis Adair, brought up to travel with the team on its Grapefruit League opener against the Rays, is OK after he was hit by a batted ball in the side head during batting practice.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Adair, the son of Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair, was behind a batting practice screen near second base when he was hit on back left side of his head.

"He got a little cut there too," Showalter said.

He initially received treatment in the visiting clubhouse of Charlotte Sports Park, but was taken to a local hospital to have a precautionary CT scan.

The results of the scan were normal and Adair was discharged and returned to Sarasota with the team.

Rick Adair said his son had a major concussion when he was 19, so he will monitor Travis closely.

"My wife is here and she's a nurse, so he'll stay with us tonight and we'll wake him up every hour," Rick Adair said.

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