By PATRICK STEVENS Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle left Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox in the second inning with a left forearm contusion.

The team said X-rays were negative.

READ MORE: OL Brandon Knight, Recently Claimed By Ravens, Says He's Taking A Break From Football

Mountcastle was hit by a Dylan Cease pitch in the first inning. After head athletic trainer Brian Ebel examined him for several minutes, Mountcastle remained in the game to run. However, Pat Valaika replaced him at first to begin the following inning.

READ MORE: Bus Industry Still Struggling To Recover From Covid-19 Pandemic

Mountcastle is hitting .255 with 14 homers and 48 RBIs while splitting time between first, left field and designated hitter. He finished eighth in last year’s American League rookie of the year voting.

(© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

MORE NEWS: Carroll County Twins Sentenced To Federal Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography