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Rymer Liriano leaves hospital, visits ballpark

AP, PHOENIX, Arizona

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano was on Monday released from the hospital and visited his teammates in the clubhouse, a day after he was hit in the face by a pitch.

Liriano, 24, sustained multiple facial and nasal fractures. He is to start the season on the disabled list, manager Craig Counsell said.

Counsell visited Liriano in the hospital. Later, Liriano joined the Brewers at the ballpark before they played the Los Angeles Angels.

“He got to see everybody,” Counsell said.

“It was good, I’m glad everybody was able to say hi to him and see that he was OK,” he added.

Counsell said that it was too early to say how serious Liriano’s injuries were and whether surgery would be required.

“Obviously, there’s a lot of swelling right now,” he said.

“He’ll have more consults with doctors in the next two or three days,” he added.

LONG ROAD AHEAD

“Not everything is OK. We’re still less than 24 hours out, but it was great to see him, but he’s got a long road ahead of him still,” he said.

Liriano was carried off the field on a backboard after the pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Matt West hit him on the left side of the face in the eighth inning on Sunday.

Liriano had been in the mix to start the season in center field for the rebuilding Brewers. He appeared in 12 games for Milwaukee, going four for 25 with a double, triple and two RBIs.

He made his major league debut with San Diego in 2014. He spent last year in the minors, then was traded to Milwaukee.

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