Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda left in the third inning of Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Baltimore with a bruised right calf, one inning after...
BALTIMORE — Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda left in the third inning of Wednesday’s 6-3 loss to Baltimore with a bruised right calf, one inning after he was struck in the leg by a line drive off the bat of Manny Machado.
Kuroda (6-3) allowed five runs and eight hits in two-plus innings.
“I wasn’t too worried about the injury beyond tonight but was worried that it might matter tonight and it did,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I thought he had trouble pushing off it. It was unfortunate that he was hit by the ball.”
Girardi suspected Kuroda would be able to make his next start, but the right-hander wasn’t sure.
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“It will depend on how I feel tomorrow, but for me, I’m going to make that start,” Kuroda said through a translator.
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• St. Louis pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
• The Chicago White Sox say pitcher John Danks will be activated from the disabled list and make his first start since last May 19 against Miami on Friday. Danks is coming off a season-ending shoulder injury.