ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Baltimore All-Star third baseman Manny Machado was taken off the field on a stretcher after injuring his left leg running out an infield single Monday.
Machado’s leg buckled when he reached the first-base bag in the seventh inning at Tampa Bay. He was in obvious pain while being treated on the infield dirt near first by team trainers and stadium medical officials.
Around the leagues
Minnesota shut Joe Mauer down for the rest of the season, saying it wasn’t worth the risk to try to get him back on the field with the team far out of contention and Mauer still experiencing some symptoms of a concussion he suffered Aug. 19. Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia will not pitch again this season because of a strained left hamstring.