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Yorvit Torrealba exits with head contusion

5/11/2012
Yorvit Torrealba was hit by Albert Pujols' bat in the first inning. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was taken out of Friday's game with a head contusion following a one-hour, 56-minute rain delay.

Torrealba was hit by Albert Pujols' bat as the slugger followed through on his swing in the first inning.

Pujols' bat broke, but the part of the bat he still had in his hands hit Torrealba in the head, knocking off his mask.

Torrealba was looked at by manager Ron Washington and head athletic trainer Jamie Reed and stayed in the game.

But after the rain delay, he was taken out.

Mike Napoli moved from first to catcher and Mitch Moreland, who pinch-hit for Torrealba in the bottom of the first when the game resumed, is at first base.