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Didi Gregorius hit in head by Josh Outman (Video)

Didi Gregorius hit headDidi Gregorius was hit in the head by a pitch from Josh Outman during the seventh inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

Outman had a 2-2 count on Gregorius and let a 93 mph fastball get away from him. The Rockies were up 6-3 at the time and the bases were empty, so with a 2-2 count there is little doubt it was unintentional. Catcher Wilin Rosario was even setting up low and away for the pitch.

Gregorius left the game and was termed day-to-day with a right temple contusion. The Diamondbacks said he was undergoing a CT scan and that he could end up on the 7-day DL with a concussion.

Gregorius had been killing the ball since being called up by Arizona on April 18. He was batting .407 and had a hit in all seven games he had played.

The 23-year-old was acquired by the Diamondbacks in the 3-way offseason trade that also saw top pitching prospect Trevor Bauer sent to Cleveland and Shin-Soo Choo dealt to Cincinnati. Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers said at the time that Gregorius reminded him of a young Derek Jeter. He was widely mocked at the time for the comparison, but Gregorius has looked great so far. Hopefully he’ll recover from the hit. Getting hit in the head is tough for players to comeback from.

Rockies pitcher Josh Outman injured his oblique by vomiting

Because of food poisoning, the Rockies will be a bit short on bullpen help to begin the season this week. Yes, food poisoning is typically a 24-hour or 48-hour ordeal, but it can leave some lasting effects. As a result of a strained oblique from power puking, Rockies left-handed reliever Josh Outman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list to start the season.

“The food poisoning, there was a lot of vomiting and I really believe he strained his oblique,” Colorado manager Jim Tracy said Tuesday according to FoxSports.com. “He’s been much better over the last couple of days but he hasn’t been able to throw. We haven’t been able to get him to the mound. So we’re just going to err on the side of caution.”

Most of the weird injuries that we feature on LBS pertaining to baseball players are the result of clumsiness. Two great examples would be David Robertson falling down his stairs while carrying some empty boxes or David Price suffering neck spasms after toweling off improperly. But Outman’s excuse is pretty legit. Food poisoning can be pretty brutal. Some people are just stronger pukers than others. Nature of the beast.

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