Arroyo hit in the face
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo was hit in the face by a catcher’s throw on a stolen base attempt and exited a spring training game against Texas.
Arroyo was struck Saturday. He was checked by a trainer, went to another field and threw for a while. Arroyo said he didn’t expect to miss a start.
Arroyo was hit when Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was trying to throw out Drew Robinson at second base. Arroyo stayed on his feet and talked to Reds trainer Steve Bauman for several minutes before leaving.
Arroyo, 40, is attempting to make a comeback with the Reds after missing 2 1/2 years with elbow and shoulder injuries. He pitched 1 2/3 innings in his second Cactus League start before getting hurt.