Justin Upton leaves game after being hit on hand
Justin Upton left Thursday’s Los Angeles Angels-Tampa Bay Rays game after being hit by a pitch on the hand.
Upton was batting against Chris Archer with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning. Archer was trying to go inside and nailed Upton around the left hand with a 95 mph fastball.
Upton was bent over cradling his left arm after being hit and received medical attention. He was taken out of the game and replaced by Chris Young, who ran for him at first.
Upton was 1-for-1 with a walk in the game. He’s batting .267 with six doubles and 11 home runs on the season. He’s a middle-of-the-order hitter for the Angels, and any length of absence would hurt the team.
UPDATE: X-rays on his hand were negative, and the Angels say Upton is day-to-day.