There is some good news for Giants pitcher Joe Martinez after being hit in the head by a line drive nearly a week ago. He is out of the hospital and resting at home. Even better news, he might be back at AT&T Park on Friday when the team opens up a five game homestand.
The players, coaches and thousands of fans were silenced -- as Martinez was helped off the field by a Giants trainer.
The 26 year-old Martinez, appearing in his second Major League game, was taken to San Francisco's St. Francis Hospital.
Martinez suffered a concussion and three small fractures in his head.
The rookie reliever was stable and alert in a San Francisco hospital last Friday, and the Giants said he was expected to make a full recovery.
The Giants put Martinez on the 15-day disabled list and purchased the contract of right-hander Justin Miller from the minors following the incident.