Rangers’ Hurley recovering from hit comebacker

The Texas Rangers say minor league pitcher Eric Hurley has a

mild concussion and a small fracture after being struck on the

right side of a head by a one-hop comebacker.

The Rangers said Hurley was released from a New Orleans hospital

Wednesday but won’t be allowed to travel until later this week. He

was hit Monday night while pitching for Triple-A Round Rock at New

Orleans.

Hurley will then go to Texas for further evaluation. It is

unknown when he will be able to resume baseball activities.

Hurley, a first-round pick by Texas in 2004, made five major

league starts in 2008. The right-hander missed 2009 after surgery

on a torn rotator cuff and last year after surgery twice on a

broken left wrist.