Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier departed Tuesday's American League Championship Series game against the Houston Astros with a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning.
TBS reported that X-rays were negative.
Kiermaier yelled out loudly after the 0-2 fastball by Houston right-hander Enoli Paredes hit the hand. He was examined by trainers and initially stayed in the game and scored one of the runs in Tampa Bay's five-run inning.
But Kiermaier, a two-time Gold Glove winner, didn't take the field for the bottom of the sixth as he instead went to get X-rays. Hunter Renfroe, who pinch hit during the sixth inning, stayed in the game in right field and Manuel Margot moved to center.
Kiermaier was 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting. He is 2-for-9 in the series.
The Rays entered Tuesday's Game 3 with a 2-0 series lead.
--Field Level Media