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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)

at AT&T Park on May 4, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

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.

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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.