Brewers' Liriano hit in face by pitch, carried off field
PHOENIX (AP) Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano was hit in the face by a pitch and there was blood around his nose Sunday when he was carried off the field on a backboard.
Liriano's left eye appeared to be severely swollen. There was no immediate report on his condition.
The pitch from Matt West of the Los Angeles Dodgers went under the brim of Liriano's batting helmet and hit him on the left side of the face in the eighth inning.
Liriano went to the ground holding his face and rolling in pain as trainers rushed to his aid. He was strapped to a backboard and carted off the field for transport to a hospital blocks away from the ballpark.
The 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic was acquired from San Diego in a trade on Jan. 28. He made his major league debut in 2014 with the Padres and spent last year in the minors.