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Forsythe, Kiermaier leave game after 4th-inning collision

CF Kevin Kiermaier and 2B Logan Forsythe, two of the Rays top players, left Friday's game after a fourth-inning collision.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

CF Kevin Kiermaier and 2B Logan Forsythe, two of the Rays top players, left Friday's game after a fourth-inning collision.

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UPDATE, 8:44: The Rays said Forsythe left with a bruised left hip and lower leg while Kiermaier was still being evaluated.

DEVELOPING: CF Kevin Kiermaier and 2B Logan Forsythe, two of the Rays top players, left Friday's game after a fourth-inning collision.

Forsythe was running back and Kiermaier in to catch a pop up to shallow right-center by Avasail Garcia. As Forsythe made the catch for the third out, it appeared his left shoulder struck Kiermaier's jaw or the side of his head. Both players went to the ground.

Forsythe got up quickly and walked off the field, albeit with a slight limp. Kiermaier stayed down for a while, attended to by head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield and physician Dr. Michael Reilly. He walked off under his own power, but went straight through the dugout to the clubhouse.

Brad Miller went into the game at shortstop, with Tim Beckham sliding over to second to replace Forsythe. Corey Dickerson went into rightfield, with Brandon Guyer moving to center to replace Kiermaier.

 

[Last modified: Friday, April 15, 2016 8:46pm]

    

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