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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Niese departs with injury; X-rays negative

By Adam Rubin

Jonathon Niese departed Tuesday's game in the third inning after being struck on the inside of the right ankle with a comebacker off the bat of Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis.

Niese, in apparent discomfort, sat by the first-base line before being escorted off the field.

X-rays were negative. He was diagnosed with a bruise of the lower right leg.