Upton sore, Jennings okay after scary collision
Rays CF B.J. Upton said his lower back was a little sore but otherwise he was okay after a scary collision with LF Desmond Jennings in today's exhibition, and expects to miss only a couple days.
"Definitely going to be sore, but other than that shouldn't have any issues,'' Upton said. "I don't think it'll be anything that's going to put me out for a while.''
Jennings said he was fine and could play Thursday. "It just kind of scared me more than hurt,'' he said.
The two were running full out toward a ball hit by Miami's Austin Kearns; both called it, neither heard the other, and they collided.
"Luckily we saw each other and were able to brace for the hit,'' Upton said. "If not, I think we hit face to face.''
Upton said they don't know where they actually hit.
Asked if he now knew why Jennings had been a Div. I college football recruit, Upton said he did, "but I think I held my own in the collision.''