New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon left his start against the Royals on Tuesday in the first inning after being hit with a line drive.
Colon was pitching to his first batter of the game when he was hit on the right hand off a line drive. He was replaced by Hansel Robles after being examined by trainers.
The Mets are saying the injury is a right thumb bruise for Colon.
Colon started Tuesday after switching spots in the starting rotation with Noah Syndergaard, whose next start was pushed back a day after he threw 115 pitches in his last outing.
The Mets went on to beat Kansas City 2–1. New York’s bullpen held the Royals to only one run over the final 8 2/3 innings.
Colon, 43, entered Tuesday with a 6–3 record and 3.01 ERA in 13 starts so far this season.