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Torii Hunter exits game after left hand hit by pitch, left hand contusion

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Torii Hunter left Tuesday's game in a significant amount of pain after being hit in the left hand by an 85mph pitch in the ninth inning.

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Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter left Tuesday night's game after he was hit in the left hand in the ninth inning Tuesday night.

Hunter, who rarely comes out for any injury, immediately doubled over in pain after being hit by the pitch by New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances.

Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand came out to check on Hunter and soon after the right fielder was taken out of the game.

Soon after being taken out of the game, the Tigers provided an update regarding Hunter's update when they announced that x-rays had come back negative and Hunter had a left hand contusion.

He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday and is currently day-to-day. After the game Hunter said he thought he'd initially broken his hand, and Ausmus said he was concerned the injury would be season-ending.

That, however, does not appear to be the case. Ausmus said there's also a slight chance shortstop Eugenio Suarez could return to the lineup on Wednesday after he had left Monday's game on a poor slide into second base.

Andy Dirks, who had been in West Michigan for his rehabilitation assignment, also left the game Tuesday afternoon after he felt his left hamstring grab and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.