Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/2/13
On April 30th, Didi Gregorius was cleared to resume baseball activities, after being hit in the head with a 93-mph fastball during the Arizona Diamondbacks game against the Colorado Rockies on April 26th. In both the National Football League, and Major League Baseball, concussions have become a concern of late. Baseball of late, has been more focused on the safety of pitchers, who after throwing a 90-mph ball, and having it shoot straight back at them with only a cloth hat for protection. The Diamondback’s own Brandon McCarthy was victim to this when he played for the Oakland A’s last season. How dangerous are concussions? According to the Mayo Clinic, “A concussion is a  traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Effects are usually temporary…But every concussion injures your brain to some extent.” Gregorious was watched over the last four days to ensure that he was not suffering from lingering effects after being hit. The tests include memory, question and an...
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