Pitcher Mike Flanagan was involved in his second unusual accident in less than a week at the Baltimore Orioles' spring training camp in Miami yesterday.
Flanagan was hit a glancing blow in the head by a batted ball and had to leave practice.
Flanagan was pitching during batting practice when a line drive by Dan Ford took one bounce and struck the left-hander on the left side of the head. Ice was applied and Flanagan's eyes and ears were checked by Dr. Leonard Wallenstein, the team physician.
No X-rays were taken and Flanagan was expected to resume workouts today.
Early in the week, Flanagan strained ligaments around his left knee while running.
First baseman Pete Rose showed up at the Philadelphia Phillies' spring training camp in Clearwater, Fla., suffering from a minor back problem. Rose, who is undergoing whirlpool and heat treatments to combat the sprain, said he injured himself a week ago while playing tennis in Cincinnati.
In Fort Worth, Eddie Chiles, owner of the Texas Rangers, denied that team officials are trying to trade for outfielder Dave Parker of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Chiles, the Rangers' majority stockholder, said a trade sending outfielders Al Oliver and John Grubb and pitcher Danny Darwin to the Pirates for Parker and first baseman Jason Thompson no longer is being considered.
"The Parker thing is totally dead," he said. "It will not come up again, I can promise you that. Neither will any trade involving Danny Darwin or Al Oliver."