Masataka Yoshida ‘sore’ however X-rays on leg have been adverse after leaving recreation early

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Yoshida took a 102 mph fastball proper above his proper ankle throughout an at-bat on Saturday.

Masataka Yoshida left Saturday’s recreation early however seems to be OK. Mark Blinch/Getty Photos

Masataka Yoshida appeared to keep away from a serious damage after leaving Saturday’s recreation towards the Blue Jays after a pitch hit him. 

The outfielder’s X-rays on his proper leg got here again adverse, supervisor Alex Cora informed reporters. Whereas the X-rays got here again adverse, that doesn’t imply that it didn’t harm Yoshida. 

“It’s sore,” Cora stated of Yoshida. “So we took him out of the sport and we’ll see tomorrow. However the man is swinging the bat nicely. It was a pitch inside that hit him. It was, what, 102 so he’ll be sore for a bit of bit.”

Certainly, a 102 mph fastball from Blue Jays reliever Nate Pearson obtained Yoshida within the leg close to his proper ankle. Yoshida instantly went down in ache, however remained within the recreation as he took first base. 

As a result of he was the designated hitter in Saturday’s recreation, Yoshida wasn’t eliminated till his subsequent time up within the order. Triston Casas ended up pinch-hitting for him within the ninth inning, hitting a double earlier than the Crimson Sox clung to their lead and gained Saturday. 

Yoshida performed a hand in Saturday’s win. He went 2-for-3, together with an RBI single within the fifth that prolonged the Crimson Sox’ result in 5-2 on the time. And as Cora talked about, Yoshida has been hitting the ball nicely basically as of late. He went 3-for-4 with a homer in Friday’s win. He upped his batting common to .305 on the season along with his two-hit recreation on Saturday. 

It stays to be seen if Yoshida will get the go-to play in Sunday’s sequence finale.