Tommy Pham, serving as the DH for the Rays on Thursday, left the game in the fifth inning with what the team said was a right lower leg cramp.
Pham sounded optimistic after the game that it wasn’t anything severe.
"It feels better,'' he said. "I guess I need to drink more water and stop drinking soda. Good news from the MRI, but I guess we’ll see how I feel tomorrow.''
Pham pulled up while heading home in the fourth inning, and left the dugout before the Rays hit in the fifth. Ji-Man Choi pinch-hit for him.
Pham had had an active day, reaching base three times, on a single, a walk and a double, and scoring twice.
Pham has been one of the Rays top players, coming into the game with a .299 average, 8 homers and 26 RBI.
Though technically listed as day to day, he planned to persuade manager Kevin Cash to put him in Friday’s lineup.
"I’m gonna tell Cash I’m playing, though, for real,,'' he said.