Phillies' Will Middlebrooks taken to hospital after collision during game

Will Middlebrooks (Getty Photographs)

Third baseman Will Middlebrooks suffered a leg damage during the Phillies’ spring coaching game towards the Orioles Saturday and had to be taken to the hospital.

Middlebrooks, who’s on the Phillies’ camp on a minor-league contract, slammed into left fielder Andrew Pullin as the 2 have been making an attempt to catch a fly ball. Middlebrook’s leg received tangled beneath Pullin and he appeared to be in a number of ache.

“It was sort of a type of balls that is in between,” Pullin stated, by way of “I used to be operating arduous and I did not hear him name it, and I did not name it as a result of I wasn’t positive if I might get to it. On the final minute I slid for it. I am unsure if he referred to as it.” 

Middlebrooks was taken to a Clearwater, Fla., hospital for X-rays and additional remedy. 

It was a reasonably emotional second, no query about it,” Phillies supervisor Gabe Kapler stated. “He was disenchanted to come out of the game after type of busting his balls for the primary 5 or 6 days and being in actually, actually good situation and being enthusiastic about camp. We’ll see how this goes.”

It is unclear how lengthy Middlebrooks can be out.

The 29-yr-previous veteran has performed for 4 totally different groups in six MLB seasons, hitting forty three residence runs with an OPS of .663.