Updates with Escobar going to hospital for X-rays. With AP Photos.
DENVER (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar left Saturday night's game against the Rockies after being hit on the left hand by a pitch from Colorado starter Jon Garland.
The team said Escobar was being taken to the hospital for X-rays.
Escobar immediately grabbed his arm after being struck by the 86 mph fastball in the second inning, grimacing in pain when the trainer came out to examine him. Escobar then headed for the clubhouse and Ryan Roberts trotted to first to serve as a pinch runner. Roberts remained in the game at second and Ben Zobrist moved to shortstop.
The 30-year-old Escobar was traded twice in a two-week span over the offseason, going from Toronto to Miami and then on to Tampa Bay. He is hitting .174 with two homers.

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