Missouri junior pitcher Brett Graves does not have a concussion, according to Missouri baseball spokesman Shawn Davis.
Through the thick and the thin... Everything happens for a reason. #TRUST— Brett Graves ⚾⚡ (@BGraves05) March 22, 2014
Graves was scheduled to start Friday against Ole Miss in the opening game of the Tigers-Rebels series in Oxford, Miss. As Graves made his way to the bullpen to warm up prior to the game, Mississippi third baseman John Gatlin overthrew a ball that hit Graves in the ear, Davis said.
Graves was scratched from the start 30 minutes prior to the game for junior righty John Miles. Mizzou lost 4-3 to the No. 14 Rebels. Davis said that Graves exhibited dizziness and soreness, but did not suffer a concussion. Graves passed concussion tests and was not taken to the hospital, Davis said.
Graves is no longer dizzy, Davis said, just sore. The Tigers plan for Graves to start on the mound against the Rebels on Sunday.
Graves is Missouri's leader in wins (3), earned run average (1.30), innings pitched (34.2) and strikeouts (27).