Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones leaves after getting hit by pitch on left wrist

Anthony Fenech
Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Tigers have another injury scare to deal with.

Center fielder JaCoby Jones was hit by a pitch on the left wrist in the top of the second inning of Thursday night’s game against the Royals and exited immediately. 

Jones was hit by a 95 mph fastball from Royals right-hander Jorge Lopez. He was checked out by head athletic trainer Doug Teter and replaced in center field by Victor Reyes. The injury was diagnosed as a left wrist contusion, according to the Tigers. An X-ray test came back negative, according to the team

Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones smiles as he walks to the dugout after scoring during the first inning against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019.

Jones, 27, is hitting .234 with 11 home runs and 26 RBIs. After hitting well in May and June, Jones’ offensive outbreak has taken a downturn as of late, though he’s showed signs of improvement in August.

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