HOUSTON -- Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is day-to-day with a bruised left elbow after being hit by a 92 mph pitch from Texas Rangers starter Cole Hamels in the fourth inning Friday night.
X-rays were negative, manager A.J. Hinch said after his team's 1-0 loss.
Springer remained on the ground for nearly two minutes as Houston's medical staff attended to him. He finished the inning as a baserunner, but was replaced in center field in the top of the fourth by Jake Marisnick.
"I had no intentions of coming out,'' Springer said. "I don't like to do that. I believe if my arm is attached, I can still play.''
Springer is hitting .296 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs for the defending World Series champs. He set a franchise record for hits in a nine-inning game Monday night in Oakland, going 6-for-6 with a three-run homer, a double, four singles and four runs scored.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.