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Hill day to day after fouling pitch off left ankle

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NEW YORK -- D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill left the second game of Arizona's doubleheader against the Mets for precautionary reasons after fouling a ball off his left ankle.

Hill fell to the ground immediately, but got up and walked around the area near home plate and stayed in the game. But D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said it swelled up too much for him to remain in the game.

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NEW YORK -- D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill left the second game of Arizona's doubleheader against the Mets for precautionary reasons after fouling a ball off his left ankle.

Hill fell to the ground immediately, but got up and walked around the area near home plate and stayed in the game. But D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said it swelled up too much for him to remain in the game.

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"He had to come out of the game. It blew up pretty good on him," Gibson said. "He hit it off the top of his ankle so I had to get him out of there. I think he'll be OK, but it's pretty swollen up. He couldn't hit."

Cliff Pennington took over at second base.

Hill was 1-for-3 in Game 2, and was 0-for-2 with two walks in Game 1.

The 32-year-old missed three games last week due to a sore shoulder before returning to the lineup on Wednesday in St. Louis.

Chris Iseman is a contributor to MLB.com.

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