Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Miami Marlins reliever Dan Jennings has been released from the hospital and is heading home after being hit in the head by a line drive during Thursday's game against Pittsburgh.
Jennings tweeted on Friday, "Headed home to rest up with the family. Thanks again everyone for the kind words."
Jennings suffered a concussion and was held overnight for observation. The Marlins subsequently placed him on the 7-day concussion disabled list on Friday.
Jordy Mercer's quick liner in the seventh inning gave Jennings no time to react. The ball hit the pitcher on the side of the head, knocking him to the ground before it was caught by shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.
Jennings struggled, but got off the ground and walked a few feet before collapsing to his knees. He remained conscious, but seemed disoriented.
He was taken off the field in a cart and waved to the crowd after he received a standing ovation.
"Also thanks to @jordy_mercer for reaching out, class act," Jennings also tweeted on Friday.