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MLB Injury News:
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Matt Joyce made an early exit from last night's contest against the Toronto Blue Jays after experiencing tightness in his right hamstring, according to Bill Chastain of MLB.com.
Joyce left the game after playing the field in the sixth inning. At some point before that, he experienced tightness in his right hamstring, prompting his removal. Ryan Roberts took over at second base and occupied Joyce's spot in the batting order, allowing Ben Zobrist to slide to right field.
The Rays don't appear to be overly concerned about the injury, as manager Joe Maddon termed his removal precautionary.
"He's fine," manager Joe Maddon said after the
game. "He's a little tight in the right hammy. He just came up later, a
team-type of situation, where he said, 'I can't cover.' I don't anticipate
anything bad with that, but we had to get him out."
Even before Joyce suffered the injury, he was slated to get Wednesday off due to the fact that the Rays are facing left-hander Mark Buehrle. The 28-year-old is off to a nice start, as he's hit .252/.338/.488 with five doubles and eight home runs over 139 plate appearances.
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