Kurt Suzuki will undergo a CT scan on elbow following HBP that forces exit

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PITTSBURGH, PA – AUGUST 21: Kurt Suzuki #24 of the Atlanta Braves grimaces after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on August 21, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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Atlanta Braves catcher and Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki exited Tuesday’s win over the Pirates with a left elbow injury and is undergoing additional testing.

Suzuki was hit by a pitch during the ninth inning of Atlanta’s 6-1 win over the Pirates and appeared to be in significant pain as he left the game. 

According to the Braves the veteran catcher underwent X-rays and is set to undergo a CT scan Wednesday. 

Results of the X-ray have not been announced.

Suzuki has been hit 11 times this season. In 82 games the former All-Star is hitting .256 with nine home runs and 38 runs batted in. 

Earlier this season Suzuki passed fellow Maui native Shane Victorino’s 108 career home runs becoming Hawaii’s all-time home run leader at the Major League level. In 12 MLB seasons Suzuki has 111 home runs.

Tyler Flowers will start at catcher for the Braves while Suzuki is sidelined.

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