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Reds’ Marte out with facial reduce after hit by De La Cruz’s warmup throw

CINCINNATI — Reds third baseman Noelvi Marte sustained a facial reduce after being hit within the face with a throw by shortstop Elly De La Cruz when the rookies had been tossing earlier than Saturday’s sport towards the St. Louis Cardinals.

Marte was distracted by beginning pitcher Carson Spiers as Spiers and catcher Tyler Stephenson walked off the sphere after warming up. De La Cruz did not discover whereas throwing the ball. He lined his head together with his arms because the ball struck Marte.

Marte had a bloody nostril and was handled by an athletic coach. The lineup playing cards already had been exchanged, and he was changed at third by Spencer Steer, who initially was scheduled to begin at second.

Alejo López, promoted on Saturday when outfielder Stuart Fairchild was positioned on the COVID-19 injured checklist, took over for Steer at second.



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