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Yuya Hasegawa ok after getting hit by a pitch in the head

by on Oct.10, 2010 @ 6:08 pm, under NPB

Yuya Hasegawa was hit by a pitch in the head during a Phoenix League game against the Yomiuri Giants earlier today and was rushed to a hospital.

The HBP to the head came in Hasegawa's first at bat in the 2nd inning with Takanobu Tsujiuchi on the mound for the Giants.

Hasegawa was conscious after getting hit in the head, but could not stand on his own and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.  From there he was taken to the hospital where doctors examined him and reported no abnormalities in / on Hasegawa's right side of the head.  Hasegawa did not have to be hospitalized and returned to the team hotel after his examination.