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Pirates pitcher Mitch Keller leaves game after taking line drive to wrist

Jonathan Bombulie
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller holds his arm after getting hit by line drive by Miami Marlins’ Garrett Cooper during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Keller left the game.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates pitcher Mitch Keller takes the field for his PNC Park debut Tuesday, June 18, 2019, against the Tigers.

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Mitch Keller looks to have dodged a bullet after he was hit in the right wrist by a line drive during the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Florida Marlins.

The Pirates said initial medical exams revealed Keller suffered a contusion. His status is day to day.

Keller caught a shot off the bat of Garrett Cooper to record the second out of the second inning, but left the game in obvious pain. He retired all five batters he faced, including three via strikeout. Clay Holmes replaced him.

Keller, 23, is the Pirates’ top prospect. He was making his eighth major league start of the season. He was named International League pitcher of the year for his work with Indianapolis.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review assistant sports editor. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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