Found April 11, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- Tampa Bay Rays ace Jeremy Hellickson left Comerica Park on a cart Wednesday morning after being hit in the head during batting practice. Hellickson, last year's American League Rookie of the Year, was in the Rays bullpen beyond the leftfield fence when he was struck in the head by a ball hit by a Tigers player. Both teams' trainers immediately ran out to the bullpen, and were quickly followed by a motorized cart. After several minutes of treatment, he left the field on the cart and was taken up the grounds-crew tunnel. Rays manager Joe Maddon said that Hellickson had not lost consciousness, but was going to be taken to a local hospital for observation.

Hellickson hit in head during batting practice

DETROIT (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson has been taken to a hospital as a precaution after being hit in the head by a ball during batting practice before Wednesday's game at Detroit. Manager Joe Maddon says the 25-year-old Hellickson was not bleeding and did not lose consciousness. Hellickson is scheduled to start Saturday at Boston. He was throwing a...

Sources: Tribe lands OF Johnny Damon

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Rays start season strong at 4-2 but want more

It's all a matter of how you choose to view it. If the Tampa Bay Rays had known that they'd leave the chilly and challenging confines of Comerica Park Thursday with a 4-2 record, tied for the AL East lead six games into the season, they'd have no doubt been thrilled. If the Rays had known that one of those wins would come against Detroit's 2012 AL Cy Young Award...

BP Unfiltered: The Fernando Rodney Shift by R.J. Anderson

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Rays continue to show comeback spirit

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Rays look to keep momentum against Tigers

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MLB News: Johnny Damon says he is an Indian, would like to wear number 22

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Bobby Valentine, Joe Maddon Share Quirky Personalities But Remain Different

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Report: Damon to sign with Indians

Johnny Damon may be on his way to joining the Cleveland Indians., citing sources, reported that the Indians are planning to sign Damon. The 38-year-old Damon spent last season with the Tampa Bay Rays, batting .261 with 16 home runs and 73 RBIs He had played one year for the Detroit Tigers in 2010 and spent the previous four seasons with the New York Yankees.. Damon...

Sources: Indians snag free agent Damon

Johnny Damon, 38, will sign with the Cleveland Indians, according to major-league sources.
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