Toronto Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman departed two innings into Saturday’s opening game of a doubleheader against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays after taking a line drive off his right ankle.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the second inning, Rays shortstop Wander Franco lined a shot off the right-hander’s ankle.
The team announced that Gausman sustained a contusion and that X-rays were negative.
The play resulted in an out when catcher Gabriel Morena retrieved the ball and threw to first base, but Gausman fell to the ground and stayed down for a couple of minutes. He was able to walk off the field.
Gausman, 31, allowed no runs on four hits. He struck out three, walked one and threw 42 pitches while lowering his season ERA to 2.86.
Right-hander Casey Lawrence took over to start the third inning.
–Field Level Media