Darvish struck in head during batting practice

Yu Darvish

Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish works out prior to the game against the Houston Astros at Global Life Park in Arlington on July 7, 2014. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)



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Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 8 at 5:47 PM

Yu Darvish was struck in the head by a line drive during batting practice Tuesday.

Darvish was throwing in the outfield when Leonys Martin hit the line drive ball into right field. Derek Holland made an effort to stop the ball from hitting Darvish, but was only able to deflect the ball. Darvish was hit on the top of the head, and took a few moments to pull himself together, and then resumed throwing.

At the time of the incident, Darvish was only briefly examined by the medical staff. Currently, Darvish is to be examined by Dr. Keith Meister in the Rangers clubhouse.

"He should be fine, but will be evaluated further this evening," Rangers spokesman John Blake told News 8.

Darvish is scheduled to start Wednesday’s game against the Astros, and at this time the Rangers say nothing has changed, and they believe he will be fine.

Update: Yu Darvish responded to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News on Twitter, saying "I'm fine."