- The Washington Times - Friday, April 17, 2009

TORONTO (AP) - Blue Jays catcher Michael Barrett left Friday’s game against Oakland in the fourth inning after he was injured chasing a wild pitch.

Barrett was injured while trying to prevent Bobby Crosby from scoring from third base on a wild pitch from left-hander David Purcey.

Barrett picked up the ball in Oakland’s on-deck circle but landed awkwardly as he threw home, appearing to land on a weight used by on-deck hitters.

Barrett was on the ground in pain and was attended to by trainer George Poulis and manager Cito Gaston before walking gingerly off the field, holding his right arm. He was replaced by Rod Barajas.

Barrett is batting .167 with one homer and two RBIs. He was limited to 30 games last season, missing six weeks with a sprained elbow in April and May, then suffering season-ending facial fractures after fouling a ball off his face on July 2. He signed a minor league contract with Toronto in December.



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