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Brewers' Liriano hospitalized after being hit in face by pitch

PHOENIX — Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano was hit in the face by a pitch, and there was blood around his nose Sunday when he was carried off the field on a backboard.

Liriano's left eye appeared to be severely swollen. There was no immediate report on his condition.

"He's conscious but … it's serious," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "I don't know. He got hit in the head. I can't give you many details."

The pitch from Dodgers right-hander Matt West went under the brim of Liriano's batting helmet and hit him on the left side of the face in the eighth inning.

Liriano went to the ground holding his face and rolling in pain as trainers rushed to his aid. He was strapped to a backboard and carted off the field for transport to a hospital blocks away from the ballpark.

Former Rays infielder Jake Elmore was hitting two batters behind Liriano.

"We couldn't really see it from the field. The guys were saying that his nose was gushing blood and it really hadn't stopped when he came in here," Elmore said in the clubhouse.

"They said it just ticked the side of his helmet and got his cheek area. You know that the sound it different. That slap against the flesh. That's when you know it's not good."

Liriano, 24, from the Dominican Republic, was acquired from the Padres in a trade Jan. 28 and was battling for a backup job.

LAROCHE SAGA: White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said he has "complete faith" in his team's front office in the aftermath of the Adam LaRoche flap. Reinsdorf released a statement saying he has met with LaRoche, team executives and some players. LaRoche left the team last week after being told by executive Kenny Williams to cut down his 14-year-old son's clubhouse access.

SORIANO BOWING OUT: Former Rays closer Rafael Soriano announced his retirement from baseball after 14 seasons. Soriano, 36, was an All-Star with Tampa Bay in 2010.

FIGGINS TO RETIRE: Former Brandon High standout Chone Figgins said he will retire today after signing a one-day contract with the Angels. Figgins, 38, spent eight of his 12 seasons with Los Angeles.

DODGERS: Right-hander Mike Bolsinger was scratched from a scheduled start with tightness in an abdominal muscle.

MARLINS: Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, and not right-hander and former Alonso standout Jose Fernandez, will start the season opener April 5. The team is hoping to limit Fernandez's workload in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery.

ORIOLES: Right-hander Kevin Gausman received a cortisone injection for lingering shoulder tendinitis and will miss his next scheduled spring start.

RANGERS: Outfielder Josh Hamilton, out with a sore left knee since the start of camp, said he's pain free and expects to be back on the field later this week.

YANKEES: Centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is out until at least Thursday because of an injured right wrist suffered when he was hit by a pitch Saturday.

Brewers' Liriano hospitalized after being hit in face by pitch 03/20/16 [Last modified: Sunday, March 20, 2016 10:26pm]
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