Angels pitcher Bard hit on arm by line drive
CLEVELAND (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Luke Bard has left their game at Cleveland after he was hit by a line drive in the fifth inning.
Bard was struck above his right elbow by Carlos Santana’s liner. Manager Brad Ausmus and a trainer went to the mound, and Bard departed with a right triceps contusion.
The ball landed near the shortstop position just in front of the outfield grass and Santana was credited with a single.
Bard was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake before Sunday’s game when the Angels made a flurry of roster moves. He recorded the final out of the fourth in relief of Jaime Barria. Santana was the leadoff hitter in the fifth.