Mariners’ Lopez out after being hit in hand
Seattle Mariners third baseman Jose Lopez is out of the game at
Texas after a hard-hit grounder ricocheted off his throwing
Lopez immediately started shaking his right hand and even looked
down at his fingers while retrieving the ball without throwing it
in the sixth inning Tuesday night. He was grimacing in pain and
started walking toward the dugout. It appeared that one of Lopez’s
fingernails was split and blood was coming out of it.
Nelson Cruz was credited with an infield single. Matt Tuiasosopo
replaced Lopez at third base.