Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, hit in head by line drive, leaves hospital

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb says he only has a minor headache after he was hit in the head by a line drive Saturday and spent the night in the hospital.

The team announced he had been released from the hospital during their game Sunday.

Cobb was struck on the side of his head by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City's Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning Saturday. Cobb immediately grabbed his head as he crumpled to the ground.

The Rays have put Cobb on the seven-day concussion list to monitor his recovery before deciding on a timetable for his return.

Cobb took to Twitter this morning.

Teammate David Price, a Cy Young Award winner, had mixed emotions about the safety of pitchers and whether there is a way to protect them.

"Whoever comes up with the solution for this, they're never going to have to work again in their lives," Price said. "It's scary. We know about that. You think about it, and then you don't think about it when you're on the mound. But when you see it happen, and you see line drives and hard ground balls up the middle, it definitely crosses your mind."