Morgan beaned, exits game as precaution
From MLB.com colleague Owen Perkins, who is covering today’s game in Scottsdale:
Brewers right fielder Nyjer Morgan left Saturday’s game with the Giants after being hit in the head by a Barry Zito pitch in the first inning.
Morgan appeared fine after being hit by the pitch, remaining on base and taking to the field in the bottom of the first inning. He did not come back to the field in the bottom of the second inning, however, as Jay Gibbons replaced him in right.
Brewers spokesperson Mike Vassallo said Morgan was removed as a precautionary measure.
Morgan, 31, is a veteran of five big league seasons with the Pirates, Nationals and Brewers. He is the projected starting right-fielder for Milwaukee this season, and hit .304 in his first season with the Brewers in 2011. He is hitting .143 (2-for-14) in Cactus League play.
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