ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -Sammy Sosa said he wasn't experiencing any problems after getting hit in the head by a pitch on Saturday, but Texas manager Ron Washington withheld the slugger from Sunday night's lineup against Cleveland as a precaution.
Sosa was struck on the side of the helmet by a pitch from the Indians' Cliff Lee in the third inning, the second time he's been hit in the head this season. Sosa was down for several minutes and needed help from a team trainer to walk to the dugout.
He was examined by team medical personnel but did not require a trip to the hospital.
``I'm fine,'' Sosa said Sunday.
But Washington said he was going to be careful with Sosa, who also was hit in the head with a pitch from Brian Bruney of the New York Yankees on May 3.
``He got hit in the head,'' Washington said. ``You don't know what's going on.''
Washington plans to have Sosa back in the lineup Monday night against Seattle.
``We're facing three lefties in the next five days,'' Washington said. ``He'll get a lot of at bats.''

MLB Team Pages

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

#2 926 Boston Red Sox 82%
#3 932 Chicago Cubs 81%
#4 910 Los Angeles Dodgers 79%
#5 928 Texas Rangers 77%
#6 920 Kansas City Royals 76%
#7 934 Kansas City Royals 75%
#8 917 Toronto Blue Jays 72%
#10 904 Pittsburgh Pirates 69%

MLB Futures

  • ST LOUIS CARDINALS 7/1
  • WASHINGTON NATIONALS 7/1
  • KANSAS CITY ROYALS 8/1
  • LOS ANGELES DODGERS 8/1
  • SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 10/1
  • PITTSBURGH PIRATES 14/1
  • CHICAGO CUBS 16/1
  • HOUSTON ASTROS 16/1
  • DETROIT TIGERS 16/1
  • NEW YORK YANKEES 20/1