Jeremy Hellickson checks out OK after taking a ball to the head

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Jeremy Hellickson got hit in the head with a batting practice home run at Comerica Park this morning, but after being taken to an area hospital for tests, everything seems to be checking out OK.

He’ll have more tests tomorrow, but this is pretty good news, yes?  He should be cleared to make his next start, Saturday against the Red Sox.

Someone stole the bat from the Ken Griffey, Jr. statue at Safeco Field

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The Mariners unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. earlier this year at Safeco Field, featuring the slugger in his famous follow-through seen after each of his 630 career home runs. Chris Daniels of KING 5 News in Seattle reported on Tuesday evening that someone had stolen the bat from the statue.

Thankfully, the Seattle Police Department announced that the bat has been recovered and a suspect has been arrested. They expect to provide more details later. Daniels reports the Mariners have confirmed the news.

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.