UPDATE 8/8 5:46pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marlins left-hander Dan Jennings was released from a Pittsburgh hospital on Friday, a day after he was hit in the head by a line drive.
Miami put Jennings on the seven-day concussion list. He was expected to fly back to Florida on Friday evening after being released from Allegheny General Hospital. Jennings was hit by Jordy Mercer's liner during the seventh inning of Pittsburgh's 7-2 win.
"Everything checked out fine," manager Mike Redmond said. "The good news is he was cleared to fly home. That tells you a lot about how he's doing."
The Marlins also called up infielder Ed Lucas, right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and left-hander Edgar Olmos from Triple-A New Orleans for the opener of a series against Cincinnati. Left-hander Brian Flynn and infielder Kike Hernandez were optioned.
Marlins' relief pitcher Dan Jennings is OK and diagnosed with a concussion after being struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Jordy Mercer Thursday night at PNC Park. The team says a CT scan is negative and Jennings is being kept in a hospital overnight for observation.
While in the hospital, Jennings took to Twitter to thank God and the fans of Pittsburgh:
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moo… http://t.co/v4TVLnx02q— Dan Jennings (@LtDanJennings) August 8, 2014
The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing— Dan Jennings (@LtDanJennings) August 8, 2014
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