Rick Adair talks about his son’s injury

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair says his son, Travis, is doing well after being hit in the back of the head during batting practice this morning.

A CT scan came back negative, and Travis returned to the Ed Smith Stadium complex with the rest of his teammates following a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte.

“I didn’t see it,” Rick Adair said. “I just walked in and he was walking in, too. But he’ll be fine.”

Travis Adair suffered a major concussion at age 19, which heightened his family’s concern for him.

“My wife is a nurse,” Rick Adair said. “He’ll stay with us tonight and we’ll wake him up every hour or so.”

The Orioles signed Travis Adair, 24, as a minor league free agent after he spent the last two years in the Texas Rangers organization. He isn’t on the spring training roster, but he’s been summoned to the major league camp because the Orioles had two intrasquad games over the weekend and split-squad games today.

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