Nippert feeling OK but headed to disabled list

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DETROIT (AP) - Texas Rangers pitcher Dustin Nippert says he didn’t sustain any significant injuries when he was hit by a batted ball during Monday night’s game against Detroit.

Nippert, though, didn’t disagree with the team’s decision to put him on the 15-day disabled list for precautionary reasons.

Nippert left Monday’s game in the sixth inning after being hit by Austin Jackson’s line drive, but a CT scan was negative and Nippert was back at the team hotel before the 14-inning game ended at midnight.

Jackson visited Nippert in the Texas clubhouse before Tuesday’s game to check on his health.

Texas recalled reliever Doug Mathis from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace Nippert.

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