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Angels pitcher Bard hit on arm by line drive

August 4, 2019
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Los Angeles relief pitcher Luke Bard, right, is tended to by an unidentified trainer after being hit by a Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana line drive during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
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Los Angeles relief pitcher Luke Bard, right, is tended to by an unidentified trainer after being hit by a Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana line drive during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

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.

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