Padre Hit by Pitch Heads to DL

Edgar Gonzalez hit in head in weekend game

The Padres infielder who was hospitalized with dizziness after being hit in the head with a pitch over the weekend will be spending a couple weeks on the DL.

Gonzalez, 31, was hit in the sixth inning by a pitch by Colorado Rockie Jason Hammel. The San Diego Padres' locker room was quiet after Saturday's game. There was no music, no happy banter -- just thoughts about injured teammate Edgar Gonzalez.

Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday that Gonzalez did not have a skull fracture or a concussion but complained of dizziness and ringing in his ears. On Monday, however, team officials said the second-fielder did, in fact, have a concussion and that he had been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 19.

Edgar's brother, All-Star Adrian Gonzalez, was pulled from the game when the inning ended to go to the hospital where Edgar was being treated.

Gonzalez was hitting .190 with six doubles, two triples, four home runs, 12 RBI and 14 runs scored this season.

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