Thursday, May 07, 2009

Riggans leaves early after foul ball

(11:15: See post above for better information.)

Rehabbing major-league catcher Shawn Riggans, scheduled for five innings of defensive duty tonight, left with two outs in the top of the fourth. It looked like Riggans may have gotten hit by a foul ball. He went to the mound to visit pitcher Heath Rollins, manager Billy Gardner soon joined them, and Riggans left the game.

Riggans seemed to wince with pain when he threw back to Rollins after the foul ball.

Riggans, on Tampa Bay's DL with shoulder tendinitis, went straight up the tunnel to the clubhouse with trainer Lee Slagle right behind him.

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