Tampa Bay Rays outfielders B.J. Upton and Desmond Jennings escaped serious injury after colliding while chasing a fly ball during a spring training game in Port Charlotte, Fla., against the cross-state rival Marlins on Wednesday.
According to a report on ESPN.com, both players were chasing a fly ball by Miami's Austin Kearns in the bottom of the fourth inning when they collided at full speed and dropped to the ground. Kearns circled the bases for an inside-the-park home run while center fielder Upton and left fielder Jennings both writhed in pain.
The two players were both taken off the field on stretchers after laying on the ground for several minutes while play was stopped.
Medical examinations of both players showed no significant injuries or broken bones other than "general soreness" according to a statement released by the team.
Jennings told reporters after the game that he was fine, adding "I'm good to go tomorrow."
Jennings added that the scary-looking crash could ultim...