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Tomas hit by pitch in elbow, exits early

PHOENIX -- D-backs right fielder Yasmany Tomas exited Friday night's game against the Padres with a left elbow contusion before the fourth inning after he was hit by a pitch in the first. X-rays were negative, the team announced.

Tomas was plunked by Padres starter James Shields with two outs and immediately reacted in pain before being looked at by trainers and D-backs manager Chip Hale.

Hale said after the game that he doesn't think it will require a trip to the disabled list, but rather just a day or two out of the lineup.

"He got pretty sore, there was a big, big old lump on there," Hale said. "It's just a bruise. He's got a lot of muscle there."  

The rookie remained in the game after being hit, taking first base. Then in the third, Tomas made a terrific diving catch to rob Yangervis Solarte of a lead-off hit, a play that Tomas said through his interpreter didn't aggravate the injury. 

Video: [email protected]: Tomas lays out to make the catch in right

Tomas felt discomfort after he struck out in the bottom of the third, prompting the D-backs to replace him with Danny Dorn in right to begin the fourth.

"I felt tingly a little bit right after that," Tomas said. "The only problem I have is when I try to tighten up the bat."  

Tomas has played outstanding as of late. He leads National League rookies with a .324 average and has exceeded expectations defensively both at third base and in the outfield.

Jake Rill is an associate reporter for
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