Kris Bryant exits vs. Mets after hit by pitch


Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant exited Tuesday's game against the Mets with a right hand bruise after getting hit by a pitch.

Bryant underwent X-rays, which came back negative, manager David Ross said postgame.

Bryant took a 93 mph sinker from Mets starter Taijuan Walker off his hand in the top of the first inning. Ross and a trainer attended to him before he took his base.

Bryant stayed in the game defensively in the bottom of the first inning before exiting, as he was having trouble gripping his bat. 

"We're obviously going to err on the side of caution when it comes to that kind of stuff," Ross said.

Patrick Wisdom entered in Bryant's place to play third in the bottom of the second.

Bryant, 29, is in the midst of an All-Star caliber season with the Cubs, who entered Tuesday tied for first place in the NL Central with the Brewers. He's hitting .292/.374/.544 with 13 home runs and 39 RBIs in 62 games. 

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