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Repko’s CT scan comes out clear

September 18, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins right fielder Jason Repko left Sunday’s game in the sixth inning after being struck in the head with a pitch by Indians right-hander Justin Masterson.

About an hour after the game, Repko returned to the Twins’ clubhouse after his CT scan came out clear. He said he had a headache, but it cleared up after he was given some ibuprofen at the hospital.

After going 0-for-2 to start the game, Repko was hit with the first pitch he saw in his third at-bat, an 88-mph sinker from Masterson. Repko quickly dropped to the ground after being hit and remained there as the Twins’ training staff came out to check on him.

Matt Tolbert pinch-ran for Repko and remained in the game at second base. Brian Dinkelman replaced Repko in right field.

Repko was sent to Hennepin County Medical Center for further evaluation after being helped off the field.

With Repko unavailable for the New York trip, the Twins will have 12 players staying back in Minnesota, leaving them with one starting pitcher, 11 relievers and 13 position players. Of those position players, Rene Tosoni may be unavailable with the flu and Jason Kubel will only be used in a pinch-hitting role due to left foot pain.

Jordan Schelling is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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