Matt Duffy Leaves Game after Hit by Pitch

Matt Duffy of the San Francisco Giants left Monday’s game in Atlanta after being hit by a pitch on the left wrist. He was able to run the bases, but was lifted for a defensive substitution as part of a double switch. After the game, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that there is no fracture in Duffy’s wrist.

Duffy did not start on Tuesday, but he pinch-hit for starting pitcher Jake Peavy, hitting a sacrifice fly, and played the final two innings at third base.

Duffy, 25, has struggled this year, slashing .240/.307/.338 with an 83 wRC+ in 218 plate appearances. He was runner-up for National League Rookie of the Year in 2015 after he slashed .295/.334/.428 in 612 plate appearances. He is having a sophomore slump, but his walk rate is up, strikeout rate is down, and his BABIP is an outlier right now at .267.

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