Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano was hit in the face by a pitch on Sunday and had to be carted off the field and was hospitalized. The outfielder suffered multiple facial fractures, the team said on Sunday evening.
Rymer Liriano suffered multiple facial fractures during today's game and will remain in the hospital for further testing and observation.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 21, 2016
Liriano was batting in the bottom of the eighth inning when he was hit in the face by a pitch from Dodgers pitcher Matt West. a Liriano immediately fell to the ground, where he was met by team trainers and manager Craig Counsell.
With extensive swelling on the left side of his face and a neck collar put on, Liriano was placed on a cart and taken out of Maryvale Stadium, replaced by pinch runner Jose Cuas.
Rymer Liriano being transported off field on cart. There is a hospital nearby in Maryvale. pic.twitter.com/bxaYfNR7zA— Tom (@Haudricourt) March 20, 2016
Liriano goes off on the cart, it appeared his left eye was swollen shut. Will update as soon as I have news. pic.twitter.com/fHhPS6Z6Eh— travis sarandos (@travis_mke) March 20, 2016
There wasn't much news immediately after the game, other than concern over the severity of the injury.
All Craig Counsell could say after game about Liriano was its "serious."— Tom (@Haudricourt) March 20, 2016
Counsell said Liriano was conscious but not talking— travis sarandos (@travis_mke) March 20, 2016
The Brewers acquired Liriano from the Padres on January 28. The 24-year-old outfielder, who is out of options, was battling for an outfield spot with the Brewers, but hitting just .143 (4-for-28) with a double, triple and four walks in Cactus League play.