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Rockies closer Huston Street hospitalized following batting practice injury

July 27, 2010 |  5:40 pm

Street It appears the mound isn't the only dangerous place for a pitcher.

Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street was hospitalized Tuesday after being hit in the inner pelvic area with a line drive during batting practice at Coors Field. Street was playing catch with some teammates in right field when he was hit by the line drive that came off the bat of teammate Ian Stewart.

According to a team trainer, Street lost consciousness "two or three times" in the 15 minutes before an ambulance arrived and sustained a ball-shaped black and blue mark on his body.

"I think his body actually kind of went into shock because he actually said he wasn't in much pain," Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger told

The bizarre injury is the latest setback for Street, who has missed 69 games this season because of shoulder tightness and a right groin injury.

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Huston Street. Credit: Al Behrman / Associated Press