CINCINNATI, July 23 (UPI) -- Cincinnati pitcher Josh Fogg will miss a start after being hit with a ball during batting practice and suffering a facial cut that took 30 stitches to close.
Fogg was hit in the face Tuesday while he was in right field playing catch. A line drive hit by first baseman Joey Votto hit Fogg. Doctors said it took 30 stitches to close the wound. Fogg also had a chipped tooth.
"I was about to throw a ball and someone said, 'Heads up.' I turned and I should have turned the other way," Fogg told MLB.com. "There are no broken bones. I have a chipped tooth and 30 stitches. … I've never been hit in the face with the ball."
Edinson Volquez was moved up a day in the rotation to take Fogg's scheduled spot Friday against Colorado. Fogg may be used in Sunday's game against the Rockies.
Fogg is 2-2 with a 7.09 earned run average in 14 games this season, but 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA in his last three starts.