Pirates' Keller struck by liner, has bruised wrist

PITTSBURGH -- Pirates rookie right-hander Mitch Keller was pulled from Tuesday night's game with a bruised right wrist after being struck by a line drive.

Keller was injured in the second inning of Pittsburgh's 5-4 loss on a comebacker hit by Miami's Garrett Cooper.

Considered the organization's top prospect coming into the season, Keller retired all five batters he faced in his eighth major league start. He is 1-3 with an 8.18 ERA.

Keller was struck flush on the outer part of the wrist. The Pirates said initial imaging revealed only a bruise.

"It still hurts but right away the worst comes to mind. That it's just a contusion and not broken is a relief,'' said Keller, who had his hand in a brace after the game. "Everything was working really good and I felt it was going to be one of those games that was going to be really good for me and the team. So, getting hurt is really frustrating.''

Clay Holmes relieved Keller.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.