Brewers’ Almonte cleared after concussion

Brewers utility man Erick Almonte says he spent an entire week trying to rid himself of nausea and dizziness, symptoms of a concussion that landed him on the new 7-day disabled list.

Almonte returned to physical activity Monday after clearing his baseline test earlier in the day. The first player on the DL for concussions, Almote says he flunked the test last week.

Almonte didn’t travel with the team on its 10-game road trip and will not be ready to return before he’ll be automatically transferred to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

Almonte was hit in the head April 26 during Brewers batting practice when third baseman Craig Counsell threw a ball that hit Almonte at first base.

Almonte says he still remembers nothing about the accident.

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