Giants’ Moronta writhes after painful apparent arm injury

              San Francisco Giants pitcher Reyes Moronta falls near the edge of the mound with an injury during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants right-hander Reyes Moronta has been pulled from a game after suffering what appeared to be a painful arm injury.

Moronta fell off the mound and writhed on the grass after throwing a 98 mph fastball to Luis Urias on his third pitch. The reliever delivered a swinging strike, but recoiled with a yell before dropping to the ground. He held his right arm gingerly as he walked off with the help of a trainer.

The 26-year-old came into the game in relief of rookie Logan Webb with two outs in the sixth inning of a 1-1 game.

Moronta was 3-7 with a 2.86 ERA in 55 relief appearances entering Saturday. The second-year player has 70 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings.


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