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Outman relieved Gregorius OK after pitch to head

Outman relieved Gregorius OK after pitch to head

PHOENIX -- Rockies left-hander Josh Outman began to feel less stressed Saturday after visiting with D-backs shortstop Didi Gregorius, whom Outman hit in the right temple with a pitch on Friday night.

Outman met with Gregorius in the weight room at Chase Field. CT scan results were normal, but Gregorius was still sore on Saturday. The D-backs will decide after Sunday's game whether to place Gregorius on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

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Now Outman will try to not let the incident disturb him the next time he takes the mound.

"I don't really know how to handle this one, because I've never really hit anybody in the head before," Outman said. "But I went over and made sure he was OK, let him know that it was an accident. I apologized anyway, even though it was an accident. I still feel bad about it. You don't want anyone to get hurt in a situation like that.

"But just knowing that he's OK and knowing he understands I feel bad about it, it was an accident that hopefully doesn't happen again, will help me maintain my focus."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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