SEATTLE -- Mariners starter Blake Beavan left Monday's 3-2 win over the Tigers with a right elbow contusion after being hit by a line drive in the third inning.
With runners on the corners and one out in the third, Miguel Cabrera hit a line drive back up the middle, ricocheting off Beavan. Third baseman Kyle Seager picked up the ball and threw to second to initiate an inning-ending double play, but Beavan's night was done.
"I really didn't feel it until I got down underneath," said Beavan, who allowed one run on four hits with one strikeout. "[The trainers] started feeling and touching on everything on my elbow. That's when I could tell it already started to swell up and hurt everywhere they touched, right around there. I didn't even have a chance to say I wanted to pitch before they said, 'You're not going back out there.'"
An X-ray on Beavan's elbow was negative, but the righty said there was considerable swelling. Mariners manager Eric Wedge said he would have to see how the elbow was feeling Tuesday before making any decisions on Beavan's next scheduled start.
The early exit snapped Beavan's streak of 20 starts of at least five innings pitched.