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Line drive to head leaves Dan Jennings with concussion

Marlins reliever Dan Jennings remained overnight in a PIttsburgh hospital after being struck in the head with a line drive. Jennings was diagnosed with a concussion. But it could have been worse, and it was with a great sense of relief that it wasn't.

According to the Marlins, a CT scan was negative.

Jennings was on the mound in the seventh when Jordy Mercer's line drive struck him in the left side of the head. Jennings went down initially, got back on his feet quickly, but then -- clearly dazed -- dropped down to his knees as teammates and medical personnel gathered around the mound.

"That was scary," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said afterward. "Hopefully, everything checks out all right. He never lost consciousness, and he understood the questions."

Redmond was behind the plate the last time a Marlins pitcher was struck in the head by a line drive. The pitcher was Kevin Olsen, who was drilled by a Todd Walker line drive at Boston's Fenway Park in 2003.

In case you haven't seen it, here's last night's play with Jennings:

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