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Rays CF Kiermaier sprains left thumb diving into 1st base

July 21, 2019
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Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier hits the brakes after touching second base on a double off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Dylan Bundy during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier hits the brakes after touching second base on a double off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Dylan Bundy during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has left Tampa Bay’s game against the Chicago White Sox with a sprained left thumb.

Kiermaier was hurt diving headfirst into first base on an infield single for the Rays in the eighth inning Saturday night. He will be evaluated on Sunday.

The two-time Gold Glove winner has missed time in each of the past three seasons due to a variety of physical issues including right hip, left wrist and right thumb injuries.

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