Cardinals' Nolan Arenado leaves game after being hit by pitch

MIAMI -- St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado left Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Miami after being hit in the right elbow by a fastball from Marlins reliever Huascar Brazoban in the eighth inning.

Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said afterward that X-rays were negative, and Arenado is day-to-day.

Arenado collapsed into a heap after the pitch struck first his elbow and then his midsection. He remained on the ground for about two minutes before he was escorted to the dugout by a Cardinals trainer.

The team said he suffered a bruised elbow and was undergoing further evaluation.

Arenado, an eight-time All-Star, is hitting .260 with six homers and 32 RBIs.

He was replaced by pinch runner José Fermín.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.