Astros' Kyle Tucker exits game after fouling ball off shin

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

HOUSTON --Astrosright fielder Kyle Tuckeris day-to-day with a right shin contusion, according to managerJoe Espada, afterfouling a ball off his leg in the third inning of Houston's 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

Tucker dropped to his hands and knees after the ball bounced off his leg, just below the knee. He remained in that position for several minutes while a trainer and Espada came onto the field to check on him.

He slowly got to his feet and took a few steps toward first base where he appeared to be limping. He put his batting helmet back on, but soon decided that he couldn't continue his at-bat and was replaced by pinch hitterMauricio Dubón.

Tucker said after the game that he was OK.

"We did some X-rays and nothing was broken or anything," he said. "So I'm sure we'll do some more stuff tomorrow and whatnot. Right now it's just kind of hurting but it's all right, we'll get through it."

Tucker is batting .266 and is tied for second in the majors with 19 home runs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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