Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ expected to be released from hospital today

Wednesday May 8th, 2013

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ -- hit in the head by a line drive Tuesday night -- is expected to be released from the hospital today after further tests, the team announced on Twitter.

In the second inning, a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay outfielder Desmond Jennings nailed Happ in the side of the head. Happ was taken off the field on a stretcher. You can see video of the play above.

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