Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Swisher hurts hamstring running bases
BALTIMORE -- Oakland Athletics outfielder Nick Swisher strained his
left hamstring Tuesday while running the bases in the first inning
of a game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Swisher was rounding third on a single by Eric Chavez when he
stopped to check the location of the ball. His left leg buckled,
and he had to crawl back to third base.
Swisher, who had reached on a single, was removed from the game
and replaced by pinch runner Marco Scutaro.
On Monday night, Swisher hit two home runs and drove in three
runs. It was his seventh career two-homer game, and the third time
he homered from both sides of the plate. The two home runs doubled
his season total.