By Eduardo A. Encina
The Baltimore Sun
4:11 PM EST, March 5, 2012
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.
Orioles minor leaguer Travis Adair, brought up to travel with the team on its Grapefruit League opener against the Rays, is OK after he was hit by a batted ball in the side head during batting practice.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Adair, the son of Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair, was behind a batting practice screen near second base when he was hit on back left side of his head.
"He got a little cut there too," Showalter said.
He initially received treatment in the visiting clubhouse of Charlotte Sports Park, but was taken to a local hospital to have a precautionary CT scan.
The results of the scan were normal and Adair was discharged and returned to Sarasota with the team.
Rick Adair said his son had a major concussion when he was 19, so he will monitor Travis closely.
"My wife is here and she's a nurse, so he'll stay with us tonight and we'll wake him up every hour," Rick Adair said.
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