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Hunter's hand bruised after getting hit by Betances

X-rays negative after plunking; veteran right fielder considered day to day

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NEW YORK -- Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter left Tuesday's game against the Yankees in the ninth inning after being drilled in the left hand by a pitch from Dellin Betances.

Hunter, 39, stood in pain aside home plate with manager Brad Ausmus and team trainer Kevin Rand before he was removed from the game with a left hand contusion.

"I couldn't feel anything. … I thought it was broke," Hunter said.

Fortunately for the Tigers, X-rays came back negative. He is listed as day to day and will be re-evaluated Wednesday. He still could not flex his hand after the game and expected some swelling on Wednesday morning.

Ezequiel Carrera entered the game as a pinch-runner and remained in to play center field, while Rajai Davis moved from center field to left field and J.D. Martinez moved from left to right.

Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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