"I feel pretty good," Looper said. "Sore, but I knew it was going to be sore, and I think that's normal."
That came as good news to manager Ken Macha, who already lost one starter -- righty Dave Bush -- to the disabled list after a similar incident. Bush was struck by a Hanley Ramirez line drive in Florida on June 4 and made three poor starts before an MRI scan revealed micro-tearing of the triceps.
Looper was struck in a different spot by Carlos Gomez's up-the-middle shot, higher on the triceps in a more meaty part of the muscle. The baseball deflected to first baseman Prince Fielder for a diving catch.
"I'm sure that because of what happened with Bush, they'll be extra careful," Looper said. "It feels good, though, so I don't foresee any problems at all."
Looper said he wouldn't specifically request an MRI, because, "I don't think I need it."
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.