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Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray throws simulated game

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray delivers in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Ray pitched a complete game, four-hit, 3-0 shutout. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray — recovering from having been hit in the head by a line drive — threw a simulated game on Saturday.

According to a report from, Ray faced live hitters at Salt River Fields and has no lingering effects from a concussion.

“It went really well,” Ray said in’s story. “I felt good, arm felt great, body felt great … head felt great. We’ll just see where it goes from there.”

Ray has been recovering from an incident on July 28 in which he was struck in the head by a line drive while pitching in St. Louis against the Cardinals. He was sent to the hospital and released later that evening. Since then, he’s been on the 7-day concussion DL.

Ray has emerged as a top-of-the-rotation pitcher behind ace Zack Greinke this year, being named an NL All-Star. He holds a 9-5 record and a 3.11 ERA to go with one shutout this season.

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