Flaherty has concussion test after hit by pitch

Flaherty has concussion test after hit by pitch

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Ryan Flaherty was hit by a pitch off his batting helmet and immediately exited Tuesday's 10-9 loss to the Twins in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Leading off the bottom of the sixth, Flaherty was hit by lefty Brian Duensing's first pitch of the at-bat, and head athletic trainer Richie Bancells immediately came out to the field. Flaherty was able to walk off without assistance and was replaced by Jayson Nix.

Flaherty was taken to the training room, where he went through some tests -- including the SCAT3 concussion test -- and manager Buck Showalter said the team will not take Flaherty to Wednesday's game in Fort Myers.

"I think he's going to be all right," Showalter said. "Richie will be in touch with him over the night. See how he feels tomorrow."

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