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Marlins' Dan Jennings out of hospital after being hit in head by liner

Miami pitcher Dan Jennings, struck by line drive Thursday, is released from hospital, cleared to fly to Florid

Miami left-hander Dan Jennings was released from a Pittsburgh hospital Friday, a day after he was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of the Pirates' Jordy Mercer. Jennings was put on the seven-day concussion list and was to fly back to Florida later Friday. "The good news is he was cleared to fly home," Marlins Manager Mike Redmond said. "That tells you a lot about how he's doing."

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San Francisco put first baseman Brandon Belt back on the seven-day concussion list, six days after he was activated and two days after he experienced headaches.

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The Cubs acquired right-hander Jacob Turner from Miami for two minor league pitchers.

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Texas activated catcher Geovany Soto, on the DL since July 21 because of a groin strain, and designated former Angels pitcher Jerome Williams for assignment.

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St. Louis reliever Jason Motte went on the DL with a lower back sprain.

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Pittsburgh reinstated third baseman Pedro Alvarez from the bereavement list.

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