PHOENIX – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano suffered multiple facial fractures on Sunday when he was hit in the face by a pitch.
Liriano was carried off the field on a backboard. The team said he was expected to be hospitalized overnight for further testing and observation.
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.