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A’s injuries: Frankie Montas and Ramon Laureano leave Saturday game early

They were each hit in the right hand area by a ball

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Two Oakland A’s players left the game early on Saturday, both of them after being hit in the right hand.

In the bottom of the 2nd inning, starting pitcher Frankie Montas was hit by a line drive. He got his glove up in time to knock the ball down, but it appeared to also clip his pitching hand before reaching the glove. He was examined by the trainer and ultimately removed from the game.

See below for more angles of the play.

A few minutes before Montas was drilled, in the top of the 2nd inning, right fielder Ramon Laureano was hit in the hand by a pitch. He initially stayed in the game, but in the bottom of 3rd inning he was removed and Chad Pinder took over on defense.

No further info is available yet, so stay tuned for details on the nature and severity of these injuries.


Montas and Laureano both had X-Rays and both came back negative, reports Matt Kawahara of the S.F. Chronicle. Laureano is considered day-to-day right now, while the “A’s are optimistic Montas won’t need to miss a start,” notes Kawahara.

Montas said after the game that his hand was feeling good and that he expects to be fine moving forward:

“Hand’s feeling really good right now. It’s not numb anymore. It was numb for a little bit. But now it’s good, I can feel it like normal. Good thing there’s no broken bones.”

Laureano tried hitting in the cage before he was pulled in the 3rd inning but “couldn’t really hit like I can,” via Kawahara.

Sunday updates

Following up on these injuries, the next morning:

Montas played catch today and said that he doesn’t feel any pain in his hand, reports Kawahara.

Laureano still has swelling in his hand and probably won’t hit today while he gets treatment, per Kawahara.