Posted: Jul 27, 2010 11:15 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street bruised the right side of his abdomen when he was hit by a line drive in batting practice Tuesday.
The team said he was sent home to rest and his availability will be on a day-to-day basis.
The accident quickly changed the mood for the Rockies, who were regaling in the return of All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the disabled list.
Street was taken off the field in an ambulance and transported to an emergency room for further examination.
Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger said that Street passed out "two or three times" and had ringing in his ears after being struck by the baseball off the bat of Ian Stewart as Street warmed up in right field. Street also complained of pain down his rght leg and stomach discomfort.
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