Texas Rangers pitcher Dustin Nippert could soon get back on the mound after experiencing headaches and dizzy spells from taking a line drive to the head three weeks ago.
Nippert threw long toss off flat ground for the fourth time in five days Tuesday without any problems. He hopes by this weekend to throw some pitches off a mound.
The right-hander got hit by a line drive July 19 while pitching in Detroit.
Nippert says he had recurring headaches and got dizzy for about a week after that. He tried to start conditioning work after feeling OK for a couple of days, but had more problems and had to stop again. He was able to resume cardio work last week and built up to throwing again.