Texas RHP Tepesch leaves after being hit by liner
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch has left his start against Seattle in the second inning after being hit by a line drive above the right wrist.
The Rangers say he has a bruised right wrist and he will be evaluated further Sunday. Team doctor Keith Meister examined Tepesch Saturday night.
The rookie right-hander immediately began shaking his right arm after Seattle's Jesus Montero lined a drive that hit Tepesch and caromed into shallow right field. Tepesch appeared to be bleeding just above the wrist.
Tepesch threw a couple of warmup pitches after that, but Texas opted to bring in reliever Derek Lowe.
Tepesch, who came into the game with a 1-1 record and a 3.46 ERA, was making his third career start.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- Report: Cuban slugger to D-backs for $68.5M
- Red Sox officially unveil Sandoval, Ramirez
- Source: Lester, Giants will meet next week
- Brewers' Braun: No pain in repaired thumb