ATLANTA -- Marlins reliever Ryan Webb is fine after receiving a scare on Thursday during batting practice at Washington.
In a fluke incident, Webb was struck on the back, in his spine, by a liner off the bat of Nationals veteran Scott Hairston.
Webb was limbering up with the team in foul territory on the third-base side when Hairston -- hitting inside the cage -- severely pulled the ball into foul territory.
Hairston immediately checked on Webb, who was knocked down and dazed because he didn't realize what happened. Hairston and Webb were teammates a few years ago in San Diego, and the two talked after the game.