Dodgers' Monasterios struck in head by batted ball

Published Jul. 25, 2010 7:19 p.m. ET

Dodgers pitcher Carlos Monasterios was struck on the right side of the head by a foul ball off the bat of Carlos Beltran while sitting in the Los Angeles dugout in the fourth inning of a game against the New York Mets.

A Dodgers spokesman says Sunday that Monasterios never lost consciousness. Monasterios was examined by team physician Neal ElAttrache and appeared to be doing fine, adding that Monasterios does not appear to have any signs of a concussion.

The accident occurred less than 24 hours after San Francisco Giants outfielder Eugenio Velez was struck on the left side of his head by teammate Pat Burrell's foul ball while he was in the dugout. Velez sustained a concussion and spent the night in the hospital.