WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -Rays slugger B.J. Upton was hit on the left elbow by a pitch from Cleveland right-hander Paul Byrd in the first inning Thursday and removed from the game.
Upton walked to the Tampa Bay clubhouse with assistant athletic trainer Paul Harker, who held the 23-year-old outfielder's left arm.
Upton, the second overall pick in the 2002 draft, entered hitting .357 with one homer and nine RBIs in 13 spring games. He was in the lineup against the Indians as the DH, batting in the cleanup spot.
The 23-year-old Upton hit .300 with 24 homers and 82 RBIs last year.

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