Jays J.A. Happ "in good spirits"
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays say pitcher J.A. Happ is responsive after being hit in the head by a line drive and could be released from a Florida hospital.
Happ is undergoing further tests Wednesday after being taken to Bayfront Medical Center on Tuesday night when he was injured during the second inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The team issued a statement Wednesday saying the 30-year-old was "was responsive and doing well after suffering a head contusion and a laceration to his left ear."
The Blue Jays say they anticipate Happ will be released later Wednesday after more tests.
Source: Associated Press
Per @bluejays, Happ sustained "a head contusion and a laceration to his left ear." They confirm he is expected to be released today— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 8, 2013
UPDATE: Chris Fischer reports that J.A. Happ was released from Bayfront Medial Center.