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Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly hit in head by ball during batting practice

Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly was hit in the head with a ball during batting practice. He was taken to a hospital for further evaluation. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly is on his way to hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive during batting practice, reports Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

A ball hit by Giants catcher Buster Posey struck Kelly and he stayed down for several minutes behind second base.

The report says Kelly likely has a concussion and will receive a standard CT scan when he gets to the hospital.  Kelly is said to be alert and was helped off the field and put on a stretcher.

The Giants start their National League championship series tomorrow against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Kelly, 48, has been the Giants' first base coach since 2008. Kelly played 14 seasons in the league for eight teams and was a career .290 hitter with 124 home runs and 585 RBIs.

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