Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda removed in third inning due to injury
Originally posted on Bombers Beat:
BALTIMORE — Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda left Wednesday’s start against the Orioles in the third inning with a bruised right calf, the team announced.
Kuroda had been struck on the calf by a Manny Machado line drive in the second inning and received attention on the field by head athletic trainer Steve Donohue and manager Joe Girardi.
After tossing several warmup pitches, Kuroda remained in the game and retired the next batter to end the inning, but his command appeared to be off when he returned in the third.