Oswalt feeling good after being hit by line drive

The Associated Press
Thursday, March 24, 2011; 10:53 AM

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt is in good spirits the day after taking a line drive under the right ear while pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Oswalt says Thursday that he has a small lump on the back of his head, but doesn't have a headache. He says he remembers being on the ground thinking "Did I just get hit in the head?"

In the fourth inning of Wednesday's spring training game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Oswalt threw a pitch to Manny Ramirez. When the liner came right back at him, the pitcher had little time to get out of the way and was hit below the ear. X-rays and a cat scan were negative.

He says he slept well but was "a little bit stiff this morning."

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