SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak left Friday's game against Boston Red Sox in the second inning after fracturing his nose when Jarrod Saltalamacchia's grounder bounced up and hit him in the face.
Smoak was down on the dirt for a couple of minutes and was bleeding after Saltalamacchia's one-hop shot appeared to hit off the bill of his hat and catch the bridge of his nose. Saltalamacchia ran to first with his hands on his head after seeing Smoak fall to the ground.
A few innings later, the team announced Smoak had fractured his nose and was undergoing a CT scan at a local hospital.
Smoak had returned to the lineup Friday after missing five games with a sore left thumb.