ST. PETERSBURG — The Mariners had a scare Wednesday when left-hander Marco Gonzales was hit on his pitching arm by a 109 mph comebacker during the first inning of his start at Tropicana Field. Gonzales was diagnosed with a left wrist contusion. X-rays were pending.
After lying on the mound momentarily, then conferring with Mariners manager Scott Servais and an athletic trainer, Gonzales exited after just 11 pitches.
Gonzales didn’t attempt to field the line drive or make a play on the ball. After he gathered himself, he departed in visible frustration.
Gonzales was relieved by righty Yohan Ramirez.