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Pedroia leaves game with nasal contusion after fouling ball off his face

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Pedroia leaves game with nasal contusion after fouling ball off his face

BALTIMORE — Foul balls are known to be dangerous. They’re not usually so dangerous for the batter.

Dustin Pedroia bounced a ball off the plate in the fourth inning Monday night at Camden Yards and the rebound caught him in the face. He immediately spun around and took a few steps away to his right, meeting the trainers in between home plate and the Orioles’ first-base dugout.

Per the Red Sox, Pedroia has a nasal contusion and is considered day-to-day.

Pedroia left the game, holding a shirt to his face, with blood visible on his jersey.

Pedroia’s already dealing with a health situation, managing pain in his left knee. 

His replacement, Brock Holt, immediately doubled and scored in the inning, cutting the Orioles’ lead to 5-1.

The Mets' Wilmer Flores earlier this month fouled a ball into his face without a rebound, directly off the bat.

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