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Astros C Corporan on concussion DL

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Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list Tuesday, a day after being struck in the head by a foul tip.

Corporan is expected to see a specialist Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.

"It's unfortunate for Corporan, and we're very concerned about his well-being," Astros manager Bo Porter said before Tuesday night's game against Texas. "Whenever you start to talk concussion and slow to respond, it's something that we all take serious."

The tip struck Corporan's mask near the end of the third inning of a 16-5 loss Monday night. He said he "didn't pass the tests" after coming off the field, and he was replaced behind the plate to start the fourth.

Corporan said he knows he couldn't handle another shot in the head right now.

"It's the first time. I've been hit many, many times. I think (Monday) night it got me in the right spot," he said. "It's scary because you don't feel anything. All the symptoms start coming together at the same time, so it's kinda scary. I feel funky, dizzy and nauseous. It's not fun at all."

Corporan was hitting .245 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs in 50 games this season.
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