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Green OK after fainting spell

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PHOENIX -- Brewers infielder Taylor Green was the subject of ribbing in the clubhouse Saturday after taking a tumble in front of a gaggle of teammates. Green fainted after giving two vials of blood, one to complete his team physical and another as part of Major League Baseball's expanded drug testing program.

"The last thing I heard was, "Take a knee! Take a knee!'" Green said, smiling. "They could see I was going down by the way I was blinking."

He had a nice bump on his forehead and was a little sore on his right side, but otherwise unharmed. Green said it has happened before after getting a shot or giving blood, and a few lockers over, Corey Hart said he'd endured similar episodes.

"Your blood pressure gets high and your pulse goes low and you pass out," Hart said. "I've had it happen to me."

Still, Hart couldn't resist giving Green a hard time for his very public fall. How long might Green have to hear about this?

"The rest of my life, from some of these guys," Green said.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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