Angels: [Updated] Torii Hunter leaves Saturday's game after he's hit in hand by 95-mph fastbal
May 29, 2010 | 2:25 pm
Angels centerfielder Torii Hunter was hit by a 95-mph fastball on his left hand in the first inning of Saturday's game against Seattle, and left the game with a contusion on the top of that hand, Angels officials said.
Hunter will be taken to get precautionary X-rays. [Update 3:15 p.m.: X-rays came back negative for a fracture. Hunter has suffered a soft-tissue contusion and will remain day-to-day, Angels officials said.]
The pitch, thrown by Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez, came on a 2-2 count and was high and inside. When it hit Hunter, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia immediately came out from the dugout to check on Hunter, who stayed in the game but didn't come out in the next inning.
Hunter was replaced in centerfield by Reggie Willits.
-- Baxter Holmes