Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto was taken to a hospital to be tested for a concussion after being hit in the head by a line drive Monday night.

By SI Wire
March 15, 2016

Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto was treated for a bruise after being hit in the head by a line drive on Monday night, but showed no signs of a concussion, the Associated Press reports.

The team had originally announced that Cueto was taken to a hospital to be tested for a concussion in accordance with team policy for head injuries, but later clarified that he was taken to the team facility in Scottsdale to be treated by team doctors instead of the hospital.

Cueto was injured on the first pitch he threw during the game. A’s outfielder Billy Burns hit a line drive right back at Cueto, striking the pitcher in the head. Cueto stayed in the game and pitched three innings before being sent for concussion tests.

“It was more of a glancing blow but it caught him pretty good,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “It was a scary moment. He spotted well and answered all the questions, which is why he stayed in.”

Cueto won the World Series with the Royals last season and signed a six-year, $130 million contract with San Francisco this winter. 

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