The ball struck a protective flap on Broxton’s helmet as he batted with one out and the bases empty. The force of the pitch appeared to push the helmet flap into Broxton’s nose. He briefly was sprawled out in the right-handed batter’s box before getting to his feet with assistance from a trainer. Broxton held a towel to his face as he left the field.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis pinch-ran for Broxton and remained in the lineup.
There was no immediate word on the extent of Broxton’s injury.