Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda removed in third inning due to injury

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.

Adam Jones opened the third with a double to right field and Chris Davis followed with a single, which sent Donohue and Girardi back to the mound. After a brief meeting, Kuroda was removed, having thrown 55 pitches (35 for strikes).

Kuroda entered Wednesday’s start with a 6-2 record and 1.99 ERA but was charged with five runs on eight hits in two-plus innings after Preston Claiborne surrendered a three-run homer to Matt Wieters immediately after replacing Kuroda.

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Just saw that Seattle sent Montero to the minors. He’s hitting.208 right now for them. Until Pineda can get back to the majors and have some quality starts that “BIG” trade between these two teams is a major washout.

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just got home and checked the score. Not happy about Kuroda’s injury. Hopefully won’t keep him from next start, but it sounds like he was bad in the 1st inning before the injury so this wasn’t going to be a good outing for Kuroda. We haven’t lost many series this season. Hate to lose one to the O’s who are chasing us. Anyway, bring on the next challenge.

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