I saw this story on 3B prospect Eric Duncan
DUNCAN UPDATE: Thunder third baseman Eric Duncan, who was missing from the lineup for the seventh straight game due to a concussion, will be examined today by the Yankee medical staff back in New York.
Duncan, who was beaned by Akron’s Victor Kleine back on Aug. 14, has suffered from headaches and disorientation, and has made just one cameo appearance, as a pinch runner, since being struck.Whether or not Duncan, rated New York’s top prospect by Baseball America the last two years, will miss the remainder of the season will be decided by the Yankees after the examination.
"We don’t know what’s going to happen," Thunder Bill Masse said. "He just hasn’t recovered. You get hit in the head, and some people respond differently. Some guys can shake it right off, and it doesn’t work that way for others. I’m sure he’s going to be alright in a couple weeks. Unfortunately it hit him in a bad spot."
IN THE ’PEN: The Thunder bullpen underwent two changes, yesterday, with the release of RHP Grant Roberts, and the recall of RHP Jeff Kennard from Single-A Tampa. Roberts, who joined the Thunder on July 5, was 1-1, 5.25 in nine appearances. Kennard, a 40th round pick in the 2000 draft, was 7-3, 3.40 in 42 appearances with the Tampa Yanks. He has seen time with Trenton in each of the previous two seasons.
-- DAN HICKLING