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MLB report: Tigers' JaCoby Jones feels 'lucky' with only needing nine stitches after beaning

MLB report: Tigers' JaCoby Jones feels 'lucky' with only needing nine stitches after beaning

Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones said he felt lucky a day after being hit in the face by a pitch that later sparked a benches-clearing tussle between the Tigers and Minnesota Twins.

Jones was taken to the hospital Saturday after getting a scare when a pitch from Twins reliever Justin Haley left him bloodied and a little dazed. He needed nine stitches in his lip, but said he was still able to have dinner that night. Jones said he would have a few more tests when the team returned to Detroit but experienced no signs of a concussion.

“It could've knocked out all my teeth or struck me square in the eye,” Jones said Sunday. “I am lucky it hit me...

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