San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto warms up during practice for the spring baseball season in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
MESA, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto showed no initial signs of a concussion or serious injury Monday night after he was hit in the head by a line drive during a 10-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics.
Cueto was struck in the forehead by Billy Burns' liner on his first pitch, knocking off his cap. The ball caromed into center field for a double.
The right-hander was examined by team trainers, took a couple of warmups and finished his three-inning stint. Originally, the Giants announced he was then taken to the hospital for a precautionary examination. Later, the team clarified that he did not go to the hospital and was instead brought back to the club's spring training complex in Scottsdale and treated for a bruise.
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The team planned to monitor Cueto through Tuesday.