By DENNIS GEORGATOS, Related Press
DENVER (AP) — San Diego Padres star Manny Machado sprained his left ankle whereas taking a tumble at first base making an attempt to beat out a grounder Sunday in opposition to Colorado.
Machado exited the sport and the Padres stated X-rays had been unfavorable.
Machado, within the midst of a stellar season, stretched his left leg towards the bottom because the throw arrived from pitcher Antonio Senzatela within the first inning. Machado’s cleat appeared to slide throughout the highest of the bag and he fell to the bottom, his left leg buckling beneath him.
The All-Star third baseman clearly was in ache, grimacing and clasping his fingers round his decrease left leg.
Machado was out on the play, the throw beating him by a half-step.
Workforce trainers got here on to the sector to are likely to Machado when he was down on the bottom. He later sat up however was unable to place weight on the injured ankle.
Machado was helped up and, with a coach on either side of him, limped off the sector and into the clubhouse for additional examination. He was changed within the lineup by Sergio Alcántara. Machado has been a mainstay within the Padres’ robust begin to the season, serving to to make up for the absence of injured Fernando Tatis Jr.
Machado entered Sunday’s sport batting .329 with 12 residence runs and 46 RBIs. He homered Saturday night time in a loss to Colorado and has helped to anchor the Padres’ infield protection whereas offering a gentle management presence within the clubhouse.
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