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George Springer leaves game early after being hit by a pitch, likely heading to DL

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Edinson Volquez hit the Astros slugged George Springer with a pitch in the hand.

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The Astros completed a sweep of the Royals on Wednesday, but it came with a cost. Royals' pitcher Edinson Volquez hit George Springer in the hand with a pitch.

The pitch caught Springer on the edge of his right hand as it was wrapped around the knob the bat. Springer went to the ground and was in clear, immediate pain. After a visit from the Astros training staff, Springer stayed in the game.

Springer would stay in the game, even sliding head-first into third later in the inning. Springer would score and leave the game with what was called a right wrist contusion.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that disabled list is likely for Springer, reported the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz.

Springer was sent to a local hospital for x-rays on his wrist. As of Wednesday, Springer was batting .264 with 13 home runs, 29 RBIs, 43 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases.

Here is a video of the hit-by-pitch.