Agence France-PresseApril 4, 2013 03:15
New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda departed Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox in the second inning after being struck on his throwing hand by a line drive.
Kuroda was taken out of the game after Shane Victorino's single to lead off the top of the second caught him on his right middle finger. He had thrown 41 pitches.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the Japanese hurler, who was the Yankees' most consistent pitcher in 2012, suffered a bruise.
Kuroda inked a one-year contract to stay with the Yankees in November worth a reported $15 million.