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Dickey struck on head by Longoria's liner during batting practice and is unhurt

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Toronto pitcher R.A. Dickey was struck on the head by a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria during batting practice Wednesday before a game against the Rays.

PHOTO: Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Dickey returned to the Blue Jays clubhouse and was not injured, club spokesman Mal Romanin said.

The 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner was loosening up in left field and facing away from the plate when hit on the side of the head, according to several witnesses.

The 39-year-old knuckleballer is 11-12 with a 3.94 ERA.

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