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Byrd day-to-day after being hit by pitch

Byrd day-to-day after being hit by pitch

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WASHINGTON -- Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd left Monday's 9-1 win over the Nationals after being struck by a pitch by Washington starter Livan Hernandez in the third inning, and is day-to-day with a right wrist bruise.

The ball ricocheted off Byrd's hand and struck him on the top of the right foot. Byrd jumped holding his injured hand, then limped away from the batter's box. He spent a couple of minutes being looked at by a trainer, but eventually went to first base and later scored on a two-run, bases-loaded single by Tyler Colvin.

In the bottom of the inning, Colvin moved from right field to center and Kosuke Fukudome took over in right. A Cubs spokesman said Byrd's X-rays were negative.

Pete Kerzel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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