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Roy Oswalt Injury Update: Phillies Pitcher Struck By Manny Ramirez Line Drive

Roy Oswalt, making what was likely his last appearance in Spring Training for the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon, was struck by a line drive off of the bat of Manny Ramirez in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Tampa Bay Rays were up to bat.

Ramirez's hit, which came on a 2-2 count with no outs and nobody on base, came right back at Oswalt as he was finishing his pitching motion. Oswalt was struck in the back of the neck by what looked like it would have been a looping hit up the middle had the 33-year-old pitcher been able to move out of the way in time.

MLB.com's Todd Zolecki tweeted immediately that "Roy Oswalt left the game with a bruised neck. Hit behind the right ear. Is getting x-rays. Never lost conciousness. No dizziness."

Zolecki's updates later included that Oswalt's X-Rays as well as a CT scan came back negative, meaning that this injury wasn't nearly as bad as it initally looked.

To get a better idea of what exactly happened, video of the situation has been embedded below.