ST. PETERSBURG -- The Royals' Eric Hosmer was relieved after his visit on Saturday night to see Rays pitcher Alex Cobb at a local hospital.
"I went and saw him and he was all right," Hosmer said before Sunday's series finale at Tropicana Field. "He had like a blood clot behind his ear and they were done draining it, and we got to go in and talk to him before he was doing his other CAT scans. But, I know they were keeping him overnight."
It was Hosmer's line drive that struck Cobb on the right ear in the fifth inning of Saturday's 5-3 Tampa Bay victory. Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher amid grave concern about his condition.
The good news was that Cobb sustained only a mild concussion and was released from the hospital on Sunday. He was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
"It was just cool to go and physically talk to him and see how he was doing," Hosmer said. "He was talking and there were a bunch of other guys from his team in there, and he was laughing and joking so it was good to see that.
"I was just glad to see he was good and it just made me feel a lot better to actually see it rather than just hearing about it."
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.