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.

Report: Reds sign Ben Revere

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The Reds have signed outfielder Ben Revere to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Revere is expected to take home a salary between $1 million and $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster, Heyman adds.

Revere, 29, spent last season with the Angels. He batted a light .275/.308/.344 in 308 plate appearances. Revere does have some speed as he stole 21 bases last year.

Revere will try to earn a spot on the roster as a backup outfielder. The Reds’ starting spots are spoken for with Adam Duvall, Billy Hamilton, and Scott Schebler.