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Derek Dietrich returns to team after scare

Infielder hit in head by foul ball

Derek Dietrich has a laugh after a scary situation
Derek Dietrich has a laugh after a scary situation

MIAMI – Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich returned to the ballpark on Monday after a scary situation in Atlanta.

Dietrich was hit in the head by a foul ball during the 9th inning of Sunday's game.

He was down for several minutes.

Manager Don Mattingly said Dietrich never lost consciousness and there wasn't any blood.

X-rays were negative and Dietrich stayed the night in Atlanta.

When he re-joined the team, Dietrich's teammates gave him a hard hat.

Dietrich had a laugh, but is not in the starting lineup.

The Marlins are opening up a 7-game homestand against Pittsburgh.

The Mets come to town this weekend for a 3-game series.


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