Found May 30, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter exited last night’s contest after being hit by a pitch on his elbow. As a result of the HBP, Hunter’s status for Thursday’s series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates is questionable, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. Hunter took a pitch from Bryan Morris off his left elbow to open the seventh inning. He remained in the game, but he was lifted in the eight after it was clear that the injury was impacting him. After the game, he told reporters of the extreme pain he was experiencing. "I haven't been hit like this in years," Hunter said. "It's painful. [Medical staff members] said it's going to be sore tomorrow. I'll see if I can get some work done tomorrow morning, ice it tomorrow, get to the park, do some things and see if I can get out there." X-rays were taken on the elbow, and while no broken bones were revealed Hunter’s swelling was so severe that he was having trouble moving his arm. The Tigers were already expecting to be without Hunter for the weekend, as he’s planning to attend his son’s graduation. They are now hoping that the time off is enough for him to make a full recovery. Hunter’s been impressive in his first season with the Tigers, hitting .312/.361/.426 with 15 doubles and two home runs over 202 plate appearances. He signed as a free agent with the team this offseason after spending the last several seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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