Yuhei Nakamura took a pitch off his head during his at bat in the fourth inning of a game against the Seibu Lions earlier today.
Seibu starter Fabio Castillo threw a pitch that struck Nakamura on the left side of the head. Nakamura had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Castillo was tossed from the game for throwing a dangerous pitch.
Nakamura was taken to a hospital in Saitama for tests. No abnormalities were discovered.
[UPDATE 6/14 @ 10:46am]
Castillo met Nakamura during pre-game practices on June 13 to apologize for his errant pitch.