Sports Writing (EFE).- Dominican third baseman Manny Machado had to leave this Sunday’s game in which the San Diego Padres were facing the Colorado Rockies, after experiencing an injury to his left ankle while running to first after hitting a ground ball to the pitcher.
In the first inning of the match, Machado tried to overcome the initial throw after connecting a ground ball to Venezuelan pitcher Antonio Senzatela, who started for the Rockies and when he stepped on the bag he could not control his movements and slid placing the weight of his body on his sprained left ankle, staying on the ground with obvious signs of pain.
The medical staff of the Padres assisted the star player, who had to leave the field assisted, due to the impossibility of supporting the injured foot.
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The team has not revealed the level of Machado’s injury, nor the time it will take for him to be back with the team. So far this season Machado has been the main offensive support for the Padres, accumulating a .329 batting average with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs in 66 games.
Also Dominican Sergio Alcántara entered to defend third base instead of Machado.