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Brewers' Almonte Sleeps Under Supervision Following Concussion

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brewers utility man Erick Almonte went home to sleep under supervision after becoming the first major leaguer placed on the new seven-day disabled list for concussions.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says the decision to have someone with Almonte through Wednesday morning was only a precaution.

Almonte was hit in the forehead by a ball thrown by third baseman Craig Counsell during batting practice Tuesday. Almonte spent several minutes on the field, walked gingerly to the clubhouse and became nauseous.

He was diagnosed with a Grade 1 concussion. Symptoms generally clear in five to seven days, part of the reason the new DL was established.

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