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Laporta has mild concussion, is listed as day-by-day

August 18, 2008 |  6:16 pm

Matt Laporta lays on the ground after being hit by a pitch on Monday.

USA Baseball reports that Matt LaPorta, a U.S. outfielder who was hit by a pitch during Monday's game with China, "underwent a CAT scan, suffered a mild concussion and will be assessed daily."

The brief release attributed the update to U.S. Olympic Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. William Kuprevich.

LaPorta, who played for the University of Florida, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007 and traded to Cleveland, where he is playing AA ball for the Indians.

The U.S. won the game against China, 9-1.

-- Greg Johnson

Photo: Matt Laporta lies on the ground after being hit by a pitch from China's Chen Kun during the seventh inning of a men's preliminary-round baseball game Monday. Credit: Frederic J. Brown /AFP/Getty Images