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Koufax returns to spot where he was hit by liner

Koufax returns to spot where he was hit by liner

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Sandy Koufax isn't gun-shy.

One day after being struck on the forehead by a batting-practice line drive while he watched a bullpen session, Koufax was back in the very same spot watching Zack Greinke warm up.


Koufax said he would pay a little closer attention to the hitters. Just in case, this time the Dodgers stationed bullpen catcher Rob Flippo a few yards in front of the legendary Hall of Famer.

Koufax said the Dodgers cap he was wearing took some of the impact and might have prevented a more serious injury.

The inside rim of the cap was blood stained from the cut on his forehead, which took on the discolored look of a bad bruise.

Manager Don Mattingly said Koufax planned to leave camp Sunday.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.