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

hand.

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.