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Jays' Happ released from hospital

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ (© Mike Carlson/AP Photos)
Toronto's J.A. Happ is down after getting hit in the head May 7 by a liner.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ (© Mike Carlson/AP Photos)
J.A. Happ is taken off the field on a stretcher after being hit by the liner.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ has been released from a Florida hospital, a day after he was hit on the head by a line drive.

Bayfront Medical Center said in a statement that Happ was discharged after being upgraded from fair to good condition on Wednesday. Happ was taken there after being struck on the left side of the head during Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Blue Jays said Happ was responsive and feeling better after sustaining a head bruise and cut to his the left ear.

The hospital released a statement from the pitcher, who said he was in good spirits and appreciated the support he had received from ''the baseball community.''

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