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.''

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