Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant leaves with bruised right hand after hit by pitch

NEW YORK — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryantwas hit by a pitch from Taijuan Walker in the first inning and left Tuesday night’s game against the New York Mets in the middle of the second with what the team said was a bruised right hand.

Bryant initially stayed in the game after he was hit by a first-pitch 93.4 mph sinker, then went to run at first base.

He was at third base for the second time time since April 20 after also playing at the hot corner on Saturday against St. Louis. The 29-year-old has been primarily in left field this season but also has played nine games at first base.

In a 6-for-41 slide after a hot start, Bryant is batting .292 with 13 homers and 39 RBIs.

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