Blue Jays' George Springer hit in hand by pitch, exits game

TORONTO -- Blue Jays star George Springer left Wednesday's 8-0 victory against the Chicago White Sox after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch from right-hander Michael Kopech.

Toronto said Springer's hand was bruised and X-rays did not reveal a fracture.

Springer was hit by the pitch in the third inning but stayed in the game to run the bases and scored on a double by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He played right field in the top of the fourth but was subbed out by pinch hitter Cavan Biggio in the bottom of the inning. Biggio struck out, stranding two runners.

Manager John Schneider said the Blue Jays will take advantage of Thursday's off day to give Springer some rest. Springer will be reevaluated before Friday's home game against Seattle.

"Off day comes at a good time for him," Schneider said.

Springer is hitting .216 with three homers and nine RBIs.