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Pirates' Lincoln hit in arm by liner, leaves game

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP)

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Brad Lincoln has been hit in his pitching arm by a line drive and has left the game with a bruise.

Lincoln was struck by Jimmy Rollins' liner in the third inning of Friday's game against Philadelphia. He recovered in time to field the ball near the first-base line and tag out Rollins.

Lincoln flexed his arm a few times and left with a trainer without throwing any practice pitches. The bruise is just below his elbow and Lincoln says there's no reason now to rule out his next start.

The former No. 1 draft pick made his major league debut last year and went 1-4 with a 6.66 ERA in 11 games.

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