Scott Rolen had a CAT scan yesterday.
"My brain is almost the size of normal human being," he said. "Almost. Real pleased with that."
So his sense of humor is in tact, but he's still feeling the effects of taking a 92 mph Jason Marquis fastball to the helmet Sunday.
"But yesterday I didn't feel right," he said. "I had a bad headache. I never shook it. Today, I feel a little better, just normal headaches. But, at this point, better safe than sorry."
Rolen was going to go through drills to raise his heart rate.
"They want me to do some running, some agility stuff," he said. "Make sure I don't have any dizziness. We'll see where we are from there."
Did he have a concussion?
"I'm sure it was a concussion. But the severity of it . . . you know what scratch that. I have no bleeding in my brain. That I do know from the MRI. What we actually call it medically is not my gig."
It was hardest hit Rolen even took, "unless you want to count seventh-grade pole vault."
"Yeah, it's worst on a baseball field for sure," he said. "I was almost knocked out. I was real fuzzy for the first five or 10 seconds until I sat up. It still hurts in the spot where I was hit."
Rolen spoke to Marquis, a good friend and former teammate.
"He was pretty shook up," Rolen said. "I said, 'if you want to come in (with a pitch), let me know.'"