Cardinals SS Yairo Munoz leaves game with bruised left ankle

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yairo Munoz has been removed from the St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Cleveland Indians with a bruised left ankle.

The rookie shortstop fouled a ball off his leg Tuesday night in the third inning during a 14-pitch at-bat before grounding out. He was replaced by Greg Garcia to start the fourth.

Munoz singled in his other plate appearance and scored on a sacrifice fly by starter Carlos Martinez.

Munoz is batting .283 this season in place of the injured Paul DeJong, who broke his left hand in May. DeJong is scheduled to see the doctor Thursday to determine if he’s ready to begin his rehab assignment.

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