Toronto pitcher J.A. Happ is responsive and doing well after being struck in the head by a line drive during Tuesday night's game, the Blue Jays said Wednesday morning.
The seven-year veteran suffered a head contusion and a laceration to his left ear, but the team said it expects him to be released from Bayfront Medical Center later in the day after further testing.
The scary incident occurred at Tropicana Field during the second inning of the Blue Jays' 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Happ had no time to react as a line drive by Desmond Jennings hit him in the side of the face. The left-handed pitcher dropped to the ground holding his left ear. Replays showed blood near the ear.