Schneider suffers triceps contusion

Schneider suffers triceps contusion

WASHINGTON -- Nationals catcher Brian Schneider left Tuesday night's game against the Astros with a right triceps contusion. He is listed as day-to-day.

With two outs in the seventh inning, Schneider suffered the injury after getting hit by a Chris Sampson pitch. Schneider was kneeling on the ground for several seconds before athletic trainer Lee Kuntz and manager Manny Acta came to his aid.

Schneider remained in the game until he was replaced by Jesus Flores in the top of the ninth inning. Acta announced that Schneider will not play in Wednesday afternoon's finale against the Astros. Flores will get the start instead.

"It's real sore right now. It's just swollen right now," Schneider said. "It just missed the elbow. It hit the bottom of the triceps."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.