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Cubs' Kris Bryant Leaves Game vs. Mets with Right Hand Contusion

The Chicago third baseman was hit by a pitch from Taijuan Walker during the first inning, forcing his exit from Tuesday's contest.
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Kris Bryant was hit by a pitch on his right hand in the first inning and left the game for the Chicago Cubs against the New York Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

Bryant started at third base during the bottom of the first and took first base after being struck in the hand by Mets right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker in his first at-bat. Bryant exited the game before the bottom of the second, with Patrick Wisdom replacing him at third.

According to Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network, Bryant has a right hand contusion. Hopefully it is a positive sign that the injury is not as serious as some may have feared.

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Bryant, who leads NL third baseman in All-Star balloting, is hitting .293 with 13 home runs and 39 RBIs. The three-time All-Star's (2015, 2016, 2019) .915 OPS ranks fifth in the NL and is the best mark among NL third basemen.