MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton was forced to leave Thursday afternoon's game at Miller Park after he was hit in the face by a pitch.
In the second inning, Colorado Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela threw a high ball at Broxton. At least part of the blow was deflected by his helmet's flap covering, but you can see the ball deflect and hit his face as well:
— The Brewer Nation (@BrewerNation) April 6, 2017
Broxton was replaced by Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the lineup for the rest of the game. Though he was spotted bleeding after taking the pitch, the good news is he was able to walk off under his own power:
Keon Broxton exits after being beaned by a Antonio Senzatela pitch. Broxton was able to stand and walk off.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 6, 2017
The 26-year-old centerfielder appeared in 75 games for the Brewers last season, batting .242 and swatting 9 home runs.
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