DETROIT (AP) - Texas slugger Josh Hamilton is expected to miss six to eight weeks after fracturing his upper right arm while trying to score from third on a popup that didn’t leave the infield.
Hamilton tagged up on a foul popup near the Detroit dugout in the first inning Tuesday. Third baseman Brandon Inge and catcher Victor Martinez both ran after the ball, leaving the plate unprotected when Inge made the catch.
Hamilton left the game after that, and the team says he has a non-displaced fracture of the humerus bone at the top of his arm, just below the shoulder. Hamilton isn’t expected to swing a bat for a month.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
DETROIT (AP) _ Texas slugger Josh Hamilton has left his team’s game at Detroit with a strained right shoulder.
Hamilton, who was the Rangers’ designated hitter Tuesday, hit a run-scoring triple in the first inning, sliding headfirst into third. He then tried to tag up on a foul popup near the Detroit dugout. Third baseman Brandon Inge and catcher Victor Martinez both ran after the ball, leaving the plate unprotected when Inge made the catch. But Martinez was able to take a throw from Inge while scampering back in time to tag out a diving Hamilton.
Ian Kinsler hit for Hamilton when his spot came up again in the third.
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