Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Brewers' Liriano out of hospital after beaning

PHOENIX — Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano was released from the hospital and visited his teammates in the clubhouse Monday, a day after he was hit in the face by a pitch.

Liriano, 24, sustained multiple facial and nasal fractures. He will start the season on the disabled list, manager Craig Counsell said.

Counsell visited Liriano in the hospital. Later, Liriano joined the Brewers at the ballpark before they played the Angels.

"He got to see everybody," Counsell said. "It was good, I'm glad everybody was able to say hi to him and see that he was okay."

Counsell said it was too early to say how serious the injuries were and whether surgery would be required.

"Obviously, there's a lot of swelling right now," he said. "He'll have more consults with doctors in the next two or three days.

"Not everything is okay. We're still less than 24 hours out, but it was great to see him. But he's got a long road ahead of him still."

Liriano was carried off the field on a backboard after the pitch from Dodgers right-hander Matt West hit him on the left side of the face in the eighth inning Sunday. He had been in the mix to start the season in centerfield.

Also, Counsell named right-hander Wily Peralta Milwaukee's opening day starter April 4 against the Giants.

MLB REVENUE: Major league teams steeply increased the money spent on young players last year, when several Cuban prospects got big-money deals. Still, the overall percentage of revenue devoted to players has remained relatively stable for a decade. Financial data released by Major League Baseball showed the big-leaguers' share of net revenue was between 48.5 percent and 51.7 percent each year since 2006.

A'S: Former Rays outfielder Sam Fuld has a moderate shoulder strain and will miss at least three weeks.

DODGERS: Outfielder Andre Ethier, still on crutches three days after fouling a pitch off his right shin, was set to have a bone scan. Ethier was expected to miss 2-3 days, but the pain has persisted. … Right-hander Mike Bolsinger, who was scratched Sunday, said his left side felt better.

METS: Former Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) took ground balls and hit in the batting cages. Cabrera said the next step is running bases. Manager Terry Collins is hopeful Cabrera will be able to hit in minor-league games this weekend.

NATIONALS: A day after getting hit by a comebacker, right-hander Joe Ross (right heel contusion) said he's fine and expects to make his next start.

RANGERS: Outfielders Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara and infielder Jurickson Profar, the team's top position player prospects, were optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.

RED SOX: Veteran outfielder David Murphy said he'll consider retirement if he doesn't win a big-league job. Murphy, 34, has an opt-out clause in his contract that he can exercise Sunday.

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