Pirates' Lincoln hit in arm by liner, leaves game
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP)
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.