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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rookie outfielder Andrew Benintendi left Wednesday's game with a knee sprain and will be further evaluated Thursday.
Benintendi was on second base in the seventh inning, with teammate Travis Shaw on third. The Tampa Rays pulled the infield in, and with no out, Dustin Pedroia hit a grounder to short.
Initially, Benintendi was intent on getting to third, but with the infield in, Shaw didn't break from third. That forced Benintendi to head back to second. Tampa shortstop Matt Duffy chased him back to the bag and tagged him out. As he attempted elude the tag, Benintendi's left leg buckled underneath him.
He fell to the ground and got up very gingerly. Benintendi was helped off the field by two members of the training staff, unable to put any weight on the left leg.
Only two nights earlier, Benintendi had made one of the best catches of the season when he leaped above the wall in left to prevent a two-run homer by Rays outfielder Steve Souza Jr.
Benintendi was 1-for-3 with a double Wednesday and is hitting .324 after being promoted from Double A to the big leagues three weeks ago.
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