LOS ANGELES (AP) — Atlanta’s Max Fried has left his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers after getting hit by a comebacker from Alex Verdugo.
Fried was struck in his left hand with no outs in the second inning Tuesday night. A trainer came out to massage his hand before he was replaced by Josh Tomlin.
Fried and the Braves trailed 3-0 when the pitcher from nearby Santa Monica departed his first career start at Dodger Stadium. He gave up a solo homer to Justin Turner and a two-run single to Max Muncy in the first.
Fried entered the game with a 2.11 ERA, fifth-lowest in the NL and second-best by a left-hander in the majors.