SAN FRANCISCO -- Eugenio Velez made a couple of brief appearances at AT&T Park on Monday, but left more than an hour prior to the Giants' series opener against the Marlins to go home and rest. Velez, 28, sustained a concussion and a contusion Saturday when he was hit on the left side of his head by Pat Burrell's fourth-inning line drive into the dugout. Velez was sitting at the rear of the dugout and had his view of the incoming ball blocked by teammates who were leaning on the dugout railing. In his daily pregame chat, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Velez was well with no headache, although will go a week before resuming any baseball activities.
Velez had visited AT&T Park earlier in the day, but Bochy told him to go home and get more rest before getting checked on by team doctors around 5 p.m. PT. Velez left shortly afterward.