Nip­pert hit in head with liner, leaves game

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Rangers pitcher Dustin Nip­pert is helped by catcher Matt Tre­anor, left, and trainer Kevin Har­mon af­ter get­ting hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of the Tigers’ Austin Jack­son. quired in its loan agree­ment. The bank con­tends that the ball­park lease is not the team’s prop­erty. If the judge rules in fa­vor of the bank, the ball­park lease would be cut from the deal — some­thing out­side ex­perts said could scare off po­ten­tial buy­ers.

“It could be detri­men­tal,” said Ja­son T. Ro­driguez, a bank­ruptcy at­tor­ney not in­volved in the case. “A bid­der wants a pack­age wrapped up with a bow on top, and re­mov­ing the ball­park lease would take away a crit­i­cal part of the deal.”

In sev­eral court hear­ings, cred­i­tors have raised con­cerns over “mid­night trans­fers” that were done in the days be­fore

DETROIT — Rangers righthander Dustin Nip­pert left the field un­der his own power af­ter be­ing hit in the head by a line drive off Austin Jack­son’s bat in a game against the Detroit Tigers late Mon­day night.

The Rangers say Nip­pert was taken to a hos­pi­tal for a CT exam, which was neg­a­tive. He then re­turned to the team’s ho­tel, where he was rest­ing.

He was re­placed in the game by Dar­ren O’Day.

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