Pirates rookie Keller struck by liner, has bruised wrist

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              Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller holds his arm after getting hit by line drive by Miami Marlins' Garrett Cooper during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Keller left the game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates rookie right-hander Mitch Keller has been pulled from a game with a bruised right wrist after being struck by a line drive.

Keller was injured in the second inning on a comebacker hit by Miami’s Garrett Cooper. Considered the Pirates’ top prospect coming into the season, Keller was making his eighth major league start Tuesday night. He is 1-3 with an 8.18 ERA.

Keller was struck flush on the outer part of the wrist. The Pirates said initial imaging revealed only a bruise.

Clay Holmes relieved Keller with the game scoreless.