Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street(notes) was hit in the right pelvic area by a line drive in batting practice Tuesday and taken off the field in an ambulance.
The accident quickly changed the mood for the Rockies, who were regaling in the return of All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki(notes) from the disabled list.
Street was transported to an emergency room for tests. The severity of the injury wasn’t immediately known.
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(notes) as Street warmed up in right field. Street also complained of pain down his right leg and stomach discomfort.
“Right on the pelvis. You could see a black-and-blue mark,” Dugger said. “He’d hold his breath when he felt discomfort and pain.”