Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo said he’s OK after being hit in the face by a throw from catcher Devin Mesoraco that forced him to leave Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Rangers.

“I wasn't feeling so hot when I was out there and if I had finished that inning, it was still burning like crazy,” Arroyo said. “If that's regular season, you can't come out of the game for that. You just can’t.”

With a 1-2 count with two outs in the second inning of Saturday’s game against the Rangers, Rangers right fielder Drew Robinson took off on a delayed steal of second and Mesoraco’s throw from behind the plate hit Arroyo on the left side of his face. Arroyo said it hit him half in the jaw, half in the neck.