Derek Norris hit on head, taken to hospital
Class A Potomac catcher Derek Norris was taken to the hospital Friday after being hit on the head by a pitch, according to a release from Potomac. Norris lay motionless on the field in Salem, Va. for nearly 10 minutes after he was hit. By the end of the night, Norris was conscious and moving his extremeties at the hospital.
Norris, 21, is widely regarded the best positon player prospect in the Nationals' farm system and the second-best overall behind Stephen Strasburg. He missed the early portion of this season with soreness in his hand, a complication of surgery to remove his hamate bone.
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