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MLB Injury News:
Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker exited
yesterday’s game in the fifth inning after experiencing discomfort in his right
side, according to Joey Nowak of MLB.com.
Following the game, manager Clint Hurdle told reporters that
he believes Walker suffered the injury during his second at-bat of the game,
when he struck out in the third frame. The extent of the injury has yet to be
determined, as Walker was slated to receive further evaluation and testing
yesterday afternoon. He’ll likely undergo an MRI to see if there is any damage
to his oblique or lat muscle.
After going 0-for-2 with a strikeout, Walker was replaced at
second by Brandon Inge. Over 293 plate appearances this season, the 27-year-old
has hit .244/.347/.384 with 11 doubles, three triples and six home runs.
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