Astros 3B Colin Moran placed on DL with facial fracture
BALTIMORE (AP) Houston Astros rookie Colin Moran has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a facial fracture, and the third baseman remained hospitalized Sunday to receive treatment for the injury.
Moran fouled a ball off his face Saturday night in the sixth inning of Houston's 8-4 win over the Orioles. His face was bloodied and he had difficulty retaining his balance before being carted off the field.
Moran's overnight stay in the hospital enabled him to shake some of the nausea, but he remained in pain.
''Obviously he's not feeling very well. He's stable,'' Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday, adding that the fracture is in the left cheek area.
Moran's eye, initially a concern, is fine, Hinch said.
Hinch said Moran will stay in a Baltimore hospital ''for the foreseeable future until they decide what is next.''
Playing his first game of the season Friday night, Moran hit his first big league home run and his first triple.
The 24-year-old appeared in nine games with Houston last season and was with Triple-A Fresno before being recalled last week.
''He was certainly trying to make his way into a little bit more playing time,'' Hinch said. ''Obviously this is setback for him.''
Hinch said Moran is expected to make a full recovery, though there is no timetable for his return.
The Astros filled out the 25-man roster by recalling first baseman Tyler White from Fresno.
White hit .299 with 19 doubles, 19 home runs, and 69 RBIs in 91 games with Fresno. He made the Astros' opening day roster in 2016, but this will be his first action this year.
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