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Aquino evaluated after being hit in head by line drive


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies left-handed prospect Jayson Aquino was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated for a concussion after he was hit in the left side of head by a line drive from the first batter he faced, Rafael Ynoa, in Thursday's intrasquad game.

Aquino, 21, who pitched at short-season Class A Tri-City and Class A Asheville last year and is considered a prospect because of his pitch mix, rolled away from the force of the ball, but manager Walt Weiss said the ball caught him squarely.

"I couldn't tell if it hit his glove first, but looking at the replay, it hit him in the head and he kind of rolled with it," Weiss said. "I wouldn't even call it a glancing blow. It got him pretty good. That was scary."

Aquino, No. 12 on the club's 2013 Top 20 Prospects, was conscious and walked off the field, but the Rockies wanted him to be evaluated.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. 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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