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Josh Beckett takes ball to side of head

Updated: March 1, 2011, 12:03 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was experiencing mild concussion symptoms after being hit on the head with a ball on Monday.

Beckett, who was standing in left-center field, went to one knee after he was struck in the left side of the head. Teammates immediately called for the training staff, and he was escorted off the field with his hand on his head.

The Red Sox said the pitcher did not need to be taken to the hospital and was treated at the park. ...

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