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Bellinger leaves game with sprained ankle

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Lucas Casaletto

48m ago

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers might want to bubble wrap the rest of their team after Saturday’s game.

Rookie Cody Bellinger left in the top of the seventh inning with a mild right ankle sprain and is considered day-to-day, the team announced. He made a catch in the outfield in the bottom of the sixth, and while he finished the inning, he was replaced by Yasiel Puig in the batting order before his next plate appearance.

The 22-year-old sensation appeared to land awkwardly in right field and was visited by a team trainer as well as manager Dave Roberts shortly after. He managed to walk it off, but Roberts and Co. clearly decided to err on the side of caution, opting to remove him from the game.

With Clayton Kershaw already sidelined, the Dodgers placed Yu Darvish on the disabled list prior to their matchup against the Detroit Tigers. Luckily for the club, Bellinger’s injury doesn’t seem overly serious, as he was seen flashing a thumbs-up immediately after coming up limping in the outfield.

Entering the game, Bellinger was hitting .274/.356/.612 with 34 home runs and 79 RBIs in his rookie season.

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